Step-Up with Knee Raise

Exercise / Glutes

Preparation

Stand with dumbbells grasped to sides facing side of bench.

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.

CAUTION: Before beginning this or any other exercise regimen, consult your physician to be sure it is appropriate for you. Ask of ra physical stress test.

Exercise Tips

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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