Step Up

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Step Up

No excessive tension in front of pelvis, hamstrings/back of the upper thigh, and or calves.

Must be comfortable on one leg foot.

Beginning

Beginning Step Ups

Set the stepper height so that your knee begins the stepping movement at 90 degrees.

Keep your core tight, shoulders back and chest high.

Movement

Step Ups Movement

1. Brace your lower back, and straighten your foot on the stepping platform/stepper.

2. Breathing out, step up with one leg until your knee is straight.

3. Breathing in, slowly return to the original position at the bottom of the stepper.

4. If you cannot perform movement without arching your lower back, reduce weight and continue.

Benefits

Step Ups Benefits

Improves strength definition in Quadriceps/front of the upper thigh.

Improves strength definition in Hamstrings/back of the upper thigh.

Improves one-legged balance stability.

Exercise Aliases

Step Box Exercises, Step Exercises for Legs, Exercises With Step Box, Leg Step Up Exercise.

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