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Is running up stadium stairs a good way to develop track and field power?

Running up stadium stairs is a great workout for all track and field events. Done properly, it develops running form, strength, power, explosiveness, and endurance. When running stairs, it is important to use proper technique and rhythm. The arm angles should always remain at 90 degrees and the thumbs should always remain in the upward position. The toes should be dorsiflexed (toes up) the whole way up and the back (torso) should be straight  and upright. It is important not to run too fast or too slow, you want to run just fast enough to get a full extension off of the stair that extends through the ankle, knee, and hip joints. Running stairs transfers well to the track and runway, and are an essential part of warm-ups, workouts, and cool-downs.

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