Step-by-step: It's not as simple as it looks


Although sometimes it can be difficult to see immediately how translations of real life resistance exercises are definitely not happening with step-ups. After all, do some on a daily basis just going up stairs, are not you?

Yes. And no.

Step-ups seem like a very simple exercise, but there are a few tricks to do right, which not only makes them feel more difficult but also makes them much more effective.

What are the benefits of Step-Up?

Overall, the amplification steps help to develop strength and stability through the lower body and core. You can choose to make accelerating steps with different goals, depending on your overall technical skill and skill level, the amount of extra weight you use, the set and rep design you choose, where the steps are placed in your workout, what other exercises are combined and what are the rest periods.

In general, step steps can be used to accomplish one or all of the following:

  • Build strength under the body.
  • Creating muscles.
  • Loss of fat (if your diet and exercise routines contribute to fat loss).
  • Air conditioning (if used as part of the air conditioning circuits).

What equipment do you need?

Surely you have understood that you need a surface to move on. This can be a fixed box, step or bench. Step actions can be made at different heights, but a good guideline is always to start lower than you think you should. It is important to be able to control your hips throughout the movement and not let your hips jump sideways, which happens when you choose a surface that is too high.

To add resistance, you can hold dumbbells or curtain rods. If you use a single kettlebell, keep it from the horns in the food position, with the weighed portion hanging down. You can choose a similar handle with a single dumbbell, with both hands holding one of the edges.

If you use two dumbbells or two heads, you can either choose to keep them on your side (be careful not to shake hands) or keep them on your shoulders in place of the shelf.

What is the right technique?

You should focus on the acceleration technique before choosing to add more resistance. As I mentioned earlier, it seems easier to perform than in fact, and a good technique will go a long way to help you get all the benefits of exercise.

When you choose to add extra weight, find something that challenges you (remember that the "challenging" is unique to the individual), but still allows you to accomplish all your pursuits while still feeling that you could complete some others with proper form.

Set yourself up

  • Place a box or bench in front of you (remember, start a bit lower than you think you can go up).
  • Place your entire foot on the surface, just in front of your hip.
  • Check the alignment of your hips to make sure someone does not kick in the side.
  • Pull your abs and think of keeping your nerves down on your hips as you start moving.
  • Remember that you want to avoid pushing your lower leg.

The movement

  • Pass through the heel of the foot in the box and pull yourself upright by placing the buttocks and the four-legged.
  • Make sure you keep your hip and knee stable as you go up (there should be no side-to-side movement).
  • Keep the same leg in the box as you lower your free foot back to the ground (during this phase, it is OK to rest your torso slightly forward but remember to keep your elbow resting and the bowl slightly tightened) .
  • Throughout the step, try to maintain your level and your shoulders.

When to Run Step-by-step?

As a primary exercise of low body weight, steps should be taken toward the beginning of a workout, as you are still fresh and your technique is less likely to be seduced. The most sophisticated lifters can also use accelerated tools as accessories for overturning.

If your goal is strength, repeat all the reps on one leg and then go over and repeat all the repetitions on the other leg. Changing the legs and making repetitions for a long time will do more than a cardiovascular exercise, which may be appropriate in an air conditioning circuit.

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