Step Up

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Quads
Secondary Muscle(s) Glutes, Hamstrings
Equipment Bodyweight
Emphasis Compound
Type Push

Step Up Instructions

  • Have a box placed with its height slightly below your knee.
    • When placing a foot on the box, your thigh should be parallel to the floor.
  • Be in a strong athletic position: knees flexed, core and glutes activated, chest up, and shoulders back. 
  • Place one foot on the box, maintaining core and postural integrity.
  • Focus on driving your foot through the box, activating your glutes, quads and hamstrings of the working leg.
  • Stand tall on the box then lower your non-working leg to the starting position. 


  • Don't let your body fall forward or let excess weight be put on the balls of your feet.
  • Avoid 'rolling' or 'rocking' into the movement. Be strict with the execution. 
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