How to Alternating Step-Up
Exercise Families: Step-Up
Trainer: Ashley Steele
Stand in front of a bench, maintain good posture, and position the feet hip-width apart, relax both arms by your sides.
Step onto the bench leading with the left leg, press through the arch of the left foot to propel the body upward on top of the bench, stand tall in good posture with the knees fully extended. Pause briefly and return to the starting position, lowering back onto the ground with the left foot leading first.
Repeat the motion with the opposite leg leading first. Step onto the bench with the right leg, press through the arch of the right foot to propel the body on top of the bench, stand in good posture with the knees fully extended. Return to the starting position leading with the right leg. Continue the pattern as quickly as you can for the specified amount of time or repetitions.
This functional movement works the entire lower body and is a great exercise to burn a ton of calories, improve coordination, and strengthen the glutes, hamstrings, quads, and hips.