It can be hard to demonstrate and emphasize the importance of athletes taking their time while doing weighted exercises. The Step-up is a great exercise targeted towards building muscle in the glutes, quads and hamstrings for athletes of all competition levels. Similar to other resistance training, it’s vital that athletes understand the fundamental movements to get a maximum return when performing this exercise.
How can this exercise be simplified for our athletes? Can this exercise be adapted?
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This is an excerpt from Human Kinetics Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training-3rd Edition with Online Video by NSCA – National Strength & Conditioning Association.
The box used for this exercise should have a top surface area that allows the lifter’s whole foot (shoe) to fit with extra space behind the heel and ahead of the toe. The box should be 12 to 18 inches (30 to 46 cm) high, or high enough to create a 90-degree angle at the knee and hip joints when the lead foot is on the box. Also, the box should be placed on a nonslip floor and have a nonslip top surface. Note: To allow an optimal view of the exercise technique, a power or squat rack is not shown.
Starting Position: Lifter
Starting Position: Spotter
Upward Movement: Lifter
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