How to Do Dumbbell Lateral Step Up
The dumbbell lateral 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 lateral set up.
Beginning Dumbbell Lateral Step Up
1. Place yourself next to a low box or bench.
2. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and hang them by your sides at arms length.
3. One foot should be on the box or step, while the other should be firmly placed on the ground.
Dumbbell Lateral Step Up Movement
1, Drive your supporting leg fully extended by pressing your heel into the box and driving upward.
2. Finish on the box or bench with your trail leg.
3. Return to starting position by stepping down with the trail leg.
Dumbbell Lateral Step Up Benefits
The lateral step-up increases hip stability and stresses knee extension in the most mechanically demanding region, providing unilateral leg strength for greater balance and reducing deficiencies that limit bilateral leg strength.