- Stand with one foot on bench or narrow elevated surface.
Position foot on far side of elevated surface, slightly forward
of straight knee.
- Stand on elevated surface by straightening first leg and
pushing body upward. Place foot of second leg next to first foot.
Step down with first foot to opposite side of elevated surface
onto floor. Continue with opposite sequence alternating between
- 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.
- Using shorter bench or step will make this movement easier.
- For greater challenge, use taller bench or box. Barbells
and Dumbbells can also provide additional resistance.