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Step Ups on Bench

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  Primary Muscle Group: Quadriceps

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Glutes and Quadriceps

Preparation: Stand upright and straight in front of a flat bench.

Breathing: Breath out on the contraction of the muscle and breath back in on the way back to the start position.

Execution: Step up onto a flat bench with your left leg. Then step up with your right leg so you are now standing on the bench. Step down with your left leg, then your right leg. Repeat, starting with your right leg this time.

Comments: Be careful not to fall! Can also be done with dumbbells, medicine ball or barbells for added challenge.

Here are a few suggested alternative exercises:

  • Ball 1 Leg Knee Drive
  • Ball Bottoms-Up
  • Ball Bridge Lift
  • Ball Deadlift
  • Side Lying Scissors
  • PowerBlock Dumbbells