If you’ve ever climbed a flight of stairs, you’ve ‘stepped up’, but this kind of step-up requires a bit more technique specifically catered to target the legs and glutes differently.
- Using a stable bench, chair or staircase, place your entire right foot on the platform as you push through your heel and bring yourself up to an elevated standing position.
- Slowly return to the floor and land softly on your foot as it encourages core strength and forces the stabilizer muscles to work harder. Repeat 15 repetitions on each leg keeping proper form all throughout.
Need a challenge? Holding your arms above your head will add intensity as it will prevent you from swinging for momentum.