Strength

Barbell Step Up

The Barbell Step Up strengthens the legs and enhances stability. Step onto a raised platform, barbell on shoulders, targeting thighs, buttocks, and core muscles. Improves athletic performance and leg power.
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Barbell Step Up instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Place a barbell on your upper back as if you were doing a squat, and stand in front of a sturdy, flat surface such as a step or box at about knee height.
2
With your chest up and eyes looking forward, step up onto the surface with your right foot.
3
Push through your right heel to lift your body onto the surface, bringing the left foot to meet the right.
4
Step back down with the left foot, followed by the right, maintaining control and balance.
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Repeat starting with the left foot, alternating with each rep. Do not let your knee pass your toes during the step up, and avoid letting your hips sink or turn during the exercise.
Place a barbell on your upper back as if you were doing a squat, and stand in front of a sturdy, flat surface such as a step or box at about knee height.
With your chest up and eyes looking forward, step up onto the surface with your right foot.
Push through your right heel to lift your body onto the surface, bringing the left foot to meet the right.
Step back down with the left foot, followed by the right, maintaining control and balance.
Repeat starting with the left foot, alternating with each rep. Do not let your knee pass your toes during the step up, and avoid letting your hips sink or turn during the exercise.
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