Barbell Lateral Step-up

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Barbell Lateral Step-up

Instructions

Preparation

Stand between two benches, one to each side. Position bar on back of shoulders and grasp barbell to sides.

Execution

Lift leg and place foot on bench to side and forward of straight knee. Stand on bench by straightening leg and pushing body upward. Step down returning feet to original position. Repeat with opposite leg, alternating between legs.

Comments

Keep torso upright during exercise. Stepping knee should point same direction as foot. A modest degree of knee rotation occurs during this movement. See Controversial Exercises and Rotary Force in Squat Analysis.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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