Barbell Step-up

 Barbell Step-up

Classification

Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

Stand facing side of bench. Position bar on back of shoulders and grasp barbell to sides.

Execution

Place foot of first leg on bench. Stand on bench by extending hip and knee of first leg and place foot of second leg on bench. Step down with second leg by flexing hip and knee of first leg. Return to original standing position by placing foot of first leg to floor. Repeat first step with opposite leg alternating first steps between legs.

Comments

Keep torso upright during exercise. Forward knee should point same direction as foot throughout movement. Stepping distance from bench emphasizes Gluteus Maximus; stepping close to bench emphasizes Quadriceps.


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