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Exercise Description

Main Target Muscles

Quads

Secondary Target Muscles

Abs, Adductors, Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings, Shoulders, Traps, Upper Back

Workout Type

Strength

Gym Gear

Dumbbell

Fitness Level

Beginner 

Compound/Isolated 

Compound

Power Move 

Push

Muscle: Quads 

Dumbbell Step-Ups Overview

Dumbbell step-ups are popular strengthening exercises that focus on quads as primary muscles. While the step-ups build strength in your lower body, the addition of dumbbells escalates the load on your muscles. 

It is designed to boost strength in your glutes, upper leg, calves, and hamstrings as well. This exercise improves balance and stabilization in your body as well.

How to Do It

  1. Select a pair of dumbbells and hold them by your sides.
  2. Stand straight in front of an 8-10" raised platform.
  3. Keep your feet fixed in front of you and slightly bend your knees to get into the starting position.
  4. Lift your left foot to step up on the raised platform and extend your knee to properly stand up. 
  5. Pause here for a moment, then go back to the starting position.

Dumbbell Step-up Tips

  1. Make sure your back remains straight throughout the exercise. 
  2. In order to increase the intensity of your workout, try practicing it on a more elevated platform. 
  3. Start with little to no weight to gain stability in this exercise.

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