Tip 6 - Strength

Beef up your quads and calves by doing 20-second intervals up the Incline, taking two stairs in each stride.  Repeat five to 10 times.  You can add this short workout to the end of any Incline visit.  If your back hurts on the Incline, it likely means weak abdominal muscles. Regular sit-ups and crunches should ease the pain.