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Is there any truth to the idea that stairclimbers give you a big butt? — B. Stephens, ID

Richard Cotton

Answer:

If it did, at least it would be a strong butt. Seriously though, stair climbing, hill climbing and using a stepper are excellent activities for toning and improving the muscle endurance of the gluteals. All of these activities are aerobic therefore high repetition activities, so it is very unlikely it would increase the size of your rear.

About Richard Cotton

Richard T. Cotton is the chief exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Richard oversees the ACE's studies and evaluations on fitness products and serves as the ACE's media spokesperson for these studies and other health and fitness issues. He has written numerous articles on health and fitness-related topics such as the importance of certification and safe and effective exercise techniques.


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