Dumbbell Step-Up

Free Weights / Intermediate

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Sitewide Performance

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  • 45.48 lb
    average weight
  • 176.37 lb
    best weight
  • 207
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  • #85
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Average Sitewide Dumbbell Step-Up Weight

  • 51.77 lb
    average weight
  • 176.37 lb
    best weight
  • 138
    times logged
  • #89
    popularity rank

Average Male Dumbbell Step-Up Weight

  • 15.04 lb
    average weight
  • 22.05 lb
    best weight
  • 21
    times logged
  • #166
    popularity rank

Average Female Dumbbell Step-Up Weight

How to do the Dumbbell Step-Up:

Muscles Worked

Calves secondary Glutes secondary Hamstrings secondary Quads primary Muscles diagram

Details

The dumbbell step-up is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the calves, glutes, and hamstrings ...more

The dumbbell step-up is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the calves, glutes, and hamstrings.

The only dumbbell step-up equipment that you really need is the following: dumbbells, flat bench, and box. There are however many different dumbbell step-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of dumbbell step-up equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper dumbbell step-up form is easy with the step by step dumbbell step-up instructions, dumbbell step-up tips, and the instructional dumbbell step-up technique video on this page. The dumbbell step-up is a push exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the dumbbell step-up video, learn how to do the dumbbell step-up, and then be sure and browse through the dumbbell step-up workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. If you haven't done this exercise before, start by using your body weight only.
  2. Move slowly enough so that you don't lose your balance.

Variations

  1. Alternate between your left and right legs.
  2. Use a barbell instead of dumbbells.

Other Names

  • Step-ups
  • Bench Step-up
  • Explosive Dumbbell Step-up

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

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Tips

  1. If you haven't done this exercise before, start by using your body weight only.
  2. Move slowly enough so that you don't lose your balance.

Variations

  1. Alternate between your left and right legs.
  2. Use a barbell instead of dumbbells.

Other Names

  • Step-ups
  • Bench Step-up
  • Explosive Dumbbell Step-up

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound