Meet the Stair Pushup/Walkouts

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful long holiday weekend with friends and family.  Today marked another day at home for me and I have to say it felt kind of weird.  But it left me once again looking for some exercises that I can do without equipment.

My stairs always provide a fun challenge, and I often find myself crawling up them, doing pushups on my way up, or even jump squats.

This turned out to be a great exercise aimed at core and shoulder stability!

  • Start in a solid pushup position with neutral spine, hands just outside your shoulder and the head working as an extension of your spine.
  • Complete a pushup first, retracting the shoulder blades as you lower down and protracting them as your push out.
  • Then begin to walk your hands up to the next stair and continuing on depending on how far you can safely reach.
  • The goal is to maintain your neutral spine and minimize shifting your weight from side to side.
  • Make sure to alternate which arm you use to walk up the stairs.



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