How to Do Dumbbell Front Step Up
The dumbbell front step up should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the dumbbell front step up.
Beginning Dumbbell Front Step Up
Choose two dumbbells of an appropriate weight. Start with a light weight and complete one to three sets of exercises with 10 to 12 repetitions. For this workout, 5-pound dumbbells for ladies and 10-pound dumbbells for men are recommended as a starting weight. Lifting weights that are too heavy is not a good idea.
Dumbbell Front Step Up Movement
1. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart is a good idea. Maintain a straight back and flat feet on the floor. Your weight-bearing arms should dangle down.
2. Hold the dumbbells horizontally across the thighs, palms facing backwards. Make sure you have a strong grip on the object.
3. Abdominal muscles should be braced.
4. With arms out in front and palms facing down, lift the weights upward while inhaling. Maintain a small bend in the elbows to relieve joint stress. Pause when the arms are nearly horizontal to the floor and feel the shoulder muscles contract.
5. While inhaling, slowly and steadily return the weights to their initial position at the thighs.
6. Rep the exercise for as many sets and repetitions as your program requires.
Dumbbell Front Step Up Benefits
Strengthen your squat and deadlift.
Keep your lower back in good shape.
Build explosive leg strength.