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Step-Ups Exercise


Starting Position Stand in front of a step, bench or stair with back, legs and arms straight, feet hip-distance apart, and weights in each hand (palms facing the body).

Action EXHALE: With right leg, step onto the center of the bench and straighten your right leg at the top. Opposite leg should remain behind you for counter balance.

INHALE: Slowly bend right knee and step back down with left and then right foot to complete one rep.

Complete all reps on one leg before switching sides.

Special Instructions Start with a shorter step height until you master the exercise.

Muscles Worked: Quads, Glutes, Calves