Step-Up

Calisthenics / Beginner

1 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Box
  • Flat Bench

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 11 reps
    average reps
  • 15 reps
    best reps
  • 8
    times logged
  • #615
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Step-Up Reps

  • 11 reps
    average reps
  • 12 reps
    best reps
  • 7
    times logged
  • #559
    popularity rank

Average Male Step-Up Reps

  • 0 reps
    average reps
  • 0 reps
    best reps
  • 0
    times logged
  • #453
    popularity rank

Average Female Step-Up Reps

How to do Step-Up:

Muscles Worked

Details

step-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the glutes and hamstrings ...more

step-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the glutes and hamstrings.

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

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

Tips

  1. Maintain control of all movement.
  2. Exhale on the way up and inhale while descending. Remember to breathe throughout the entire exercise.

Variations

  1. Alternate between your left and right leg each time.
  2. Hold dumbbells in each hand or use a barbell.
  3. You can use any piece of equipment; a box, stable chair. Anything that you can step up on safely.

Types

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

1 Review

  • MC24
    about 4 years ago
    #

    The trick to doing a proper step-up is to be sure that you are not pushing off with the foot that is on the ground. Be sure you are pulling up with the leg that is on the platform. Make sure your knee stays behind your toes and that all of your weight is straight over top of your heel (do not lean forward for momentum) as you push through your heel.This is a great exercise to target the glutes and the quads and should definitely be added to your next leg day if you're looking for an awesome exercise to help gain some muscle in those legs!

Equipment Needed

  • Box
  • Flat Bench

Tips

  1. Maintain control of all movement.
  2. Exhale on the way up and inhale while descending. Remember to breathe throughout the entire exercise.

Variations

  1. Alternate between your left and right leg each time.
  2. Hold dumbbells in each hand or use a barbell.
  3. You can use any piece of equipment; a box, stable chair. Anything that you can step up on safely.

Types

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