Barbell Step-Up

Free Weights / Intermediate

2 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Dumbbells
  • Barbell

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  • 70 lb
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  • 130 lb
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Average Sitewide Barbell Step-Up Weight

  • 46 lb
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  • 50 lb
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Average Male Barbell Step-Up Weight

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  • 0 lb
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  • #762
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Average Female Barbell Step-Up Weight

How to do Barbell Step-Up:

Muscles Worked

Details

barbell 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

barbell 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 barbell step-up equipment that you really need is the following: dumbbells and barbell. There are however many different barbell step-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of barbell step-up equipment or may even require no equipment at all.

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

Tips

  1. Beginners who are learning this exercise can start with only their body weight.
  2. Keep your head up to keep your balance.

Variations

  1. Alternate between the left and right leg, just as you would when doing lunges.
  2. Use dumbbells instead of a barbell.

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

2 Review

  • about 8 years ago
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  • TylerS
    over 7 years ago
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    These are tough to get right with form, you have to make sure you're not pushing off a lot with your foot that's on the ground so you get the most out of it. I've been practicing with pretty low weight to make sure I get it right. Feels good when it's done right!

Equipment Needed

  • Dumbbells
  • Barbell

Tips

  1. Beginners who are learning this exercise can start with only their body weight.
  2. Keep your head up to keep your balance.

Variations

  1. Alternate between the left and right leg, just as you would when doing lunges.
  2. Use dumbbells instead of a barbell.

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound