Hips & Buttocks, Hyperstrike Exercise Videos, Legs

Step Up — Medium Step

Muscle Groups
  • Hips & Buttocks
  • Legs
Purposes
  • Leg strength
  • Glute strength

Overview

Step ups performed on a medium step develop the legs, glutes, and calves. Step ups are a functional movement that transfers well to sport and life. Bodyweight step ups can be used as a strength and conditioning exercise. Add resistance or increase the height of the step to challenge your body. Step ups can be used as a substitute for lunges or squats.

Description

  • Facing a medium-height step-box, step one foot up onto the box.
  • Lift yourself until both feet are on the box.
  • With the same foot you started with, step down carefully and lower yourself onto the floor again.

Mistakes

  • Rounding the back
  • Leaning the torso forward excessively
  • Tilting the top knee to one side

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