Do you want to build tone legs and better endurance? Has squatting become old news for you? Then, the bodyweight step up just may be the solution for your overall leg development. Today, I’m going to give you simple instructions on how to do step-ups.

How to Do the Bodyweight Step Up

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  1. With a sturdy chair, step or bench about one foot in front of you.
  2. Step up onto the surface and extend your arms in front of your shoulders.
  3. Tighten your midsection and forcefully exhale.
  4. Use your arms for momentum by pulling them directly to your sides as you step up.
  5. Carefully step down.
  6. Duplicate this motion and the same number of repetitions on both sides.

step upBeginners should always start with lower step-ups and gradually increase height. Don’t step onto a surface that starts with your knee higher than your hip. For increased difficulty, hold a set of weights at your sides.

That’s it for today! Take a minute to review the past two leg exercises here and here. Tune in this Thursday as I share another sweet exercise for you try out in your current workout plan. Be sure to scroll up and subscribe to this blog for post notifications.

Till later, get out there and rule your day!

(Exercise featured in The Home Workout Plan: How to Master Leg Exercises in 30 Days)


This blog post proposes exercise recommendations and all readers should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program. As with any exercise program, if you experience any discomfort, pain or duress of any sort, stop immediately and consult your physician. The creators, producers, participants, advertisers and distributors of this blog post disclaim any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice herein. Any equipment or workout area used should be thoroughly inspected in advance as free of danger, flaw or compromise and the user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog and waives the equipment manufacturer, makers, and distributors of the equipment of all liabilities.

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