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A female asked:

why do i get muscle tiredness in my legs walking upstairs, regardless of the time of day. i exercise 3 times a week, but not always legs?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Exactly: It is a very specific set of muscles that we use to go up stairs, and they are not really used to that extent with other activities, so that is a common complaint. Your stair climbing muscles are not terribly conditioned, despite your other areas of exercise. Good question.

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Last updated May 23, 2018

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