Step Up to Balance

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Step Up to Balance

The step up to balance 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 step up to balance.

Beginning

Beginning Step Up to Balance

Step and rotate onto the box with one leg, toes pointed straight forward and knee directly over toes.

Movement

Step Up to Balance Movement

1. Lift the floating leg into triple flexion by pushing the mid/rear foot into the box and standing upright on that leg (dorsiflexion, knee flexion, and hip flexion).

2. Slowly return to the starting position, decelerating the drop with the stance leg (no flopping!).

3. Ensure that the kinetic chain is aligned at all times.

Benefits

Step Up to Balance Benefits

Strengthen your squats and deadlifts.

It safeguards your lower back.

Builds explosive lower-body strength.

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