Lateral Step-up

Classification

Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

Stand between two benches, one to each side.

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.

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Dynamic Stabilizers

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