When I'm walking down them, I feel a bit out of control as a result of the downhill slant and the uneven surface. A set of funhouse stairs always comes to mind, shifting back and forth underfoot. I breathe a little sigh of relief at the bottom that I did not perform a classic Chevy Chase staircase fall (see video at end of post).
When going back up the stairs after a workout, that downward slant requires just a little more effort slogging up them when legs are shaky anyway. The effect is kind of like walking on sand - where the ground gives some beneath the feet, forcing you to work a little harder. Maybe that was the idea. It is a health club after all. Kind of a bosu ball effect?
|Funhouse stairs - new workout trend?|
Just curious if I'm the only one that is having a little trouble negotiating them. Maybe it's just my general state of unsteadiness that makes them ever so slightly challenging. I get the feeling when I'm on them that I'm trippin' - in more ways than one! Anybody else get a little buzz from Big V's new Stairway to Trippin'?
|What they were going for.|
|What they got (OK, maybe it's just me).|
Classic Chevy Chase playing Gerald Ford tripping and falling down stairs. The video quality is terrible, and there are subtitles in a language that I cannot identify, but I couldn't find another version of it online. Skip forward to 3:00 to get to the start of the stair trippin' hilarity. The part where he does the falling is a better quality part of the clip - slapstick at its best.
Saturday Night Live - Kissinger visits Ford -... by ClassicPL