Step-ups are an incredibly common exercise, regardless of your goal.
Whether you want to build muscle, lose body fat, or improve your athleticism, a step-up variation can help you achieve any of those goals.
Being such a common exercise, it’s also one that I get questions about all the time.
- Should I keep my foot on the bench the whole time?
- Should I alternate stepping on and off the box each rep?
They’re all fantastic questions, and one that I think requires a bit of explanation…
As you can see, the answer is “It Depends.”
However, you can use this progression to ensure that you’re getting the absolute most out of your step-ups.
I sincerely hope this helps. Try the progression out next time you’re in the gym and let me know what you think!
All the best