Alternating Lateral Step-Up

Learn how to perform alternating lateral step-ups correctly with instructions and video guide by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele!

How to Alternating Lateral Step-Up

Exercise Families: Step-Up,  Cardio

Equipment: Bodyweight

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand to the side of a short step or platform in an athletic position with your feet shoulder-width apart, arms at your sides or bent 90-degrees at the elbow.

  2. Lead with the foot closest to the step to propel your body onto and over the platform. Land softly as your lead leg contacts the ground and quickly spring the opposite direction.

  3. Be sure to drive your outside leg into the ground, pushing through the arch of your foot while using opposite arm action to assist the movement.

  4. Repeat the dynamic movement for the specified amount of time.

  5. Alternating lateral step-ups are a great exercise to boost your metabolism, elevate the heart rate, improve conditioning, and motor coordination. 

Alternative Exercises:

Alternating Step-Up  Squat + Lunge

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