Fitness

Step Ups Guide

Step Ups Guide

FEATURES

This exercise engages your legs, primarily your quadriceps and hamstrings, while also helping you gain balance and use your core to stabilize yourself alongside engaging your glutes, shoulders and cardiovascular system.

MUSCLES

Quadriceps, Hamstrings

EQUIPMENT

Dumbbells, Bench, Box

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

MEDIA

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Take two dumbbells of appropriate weight.

Start

Stand upright in front of a bench or box with a dumbbell in each hand with an overhand hammer, palms facing each other, grip.

Movement

Step up with either left or right leg and then step up with the other leg so that you stand upright on top of the bench or box.

Pause and then slowly bring yourself back to the start position by bringing your latter leg down and then your former leg.

End

Repeat movement as needed.

TIPS

Use body weight with no weights or very light dumbbells to work out the form and balance before you add more weight.

You can also do this without a bench or a box by working out on a staircase or any platform that gives you some elevation you can step on.

Keep the movement slow and controlled.

Do you have more tips? Post in the comment below.

ALTERNATIVES

  • Easy
  • Moderate

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