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 Step Up to Balance
Step and rotate onto the box with one leg, toes pointed straight forward and knee directly over toes.
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.
Step Up to Balance Benefits
Strengthen your squats and deadlifts.
It safeguards your lower back.
Builds explosive lower-body strength.