This exercise requires a good amount of core strength because balance is required to maintain a good form.
While all of your body weight is balanced on one leg, your gluteals and abs are actively engaged to hold your body in the desired position.
Step-up to balance is a uni-lateral leg exercise that mimics walking up stairs.
It’s a great exercise to improve balance, muscular strength and endurance in the lower body, that can transfer to many daily activities.
The step-up mainly targets the muscles of your lower body, such as your gluteus maximus, quadriceps, calves and hamstrings.
|10-12||2-3||Medium||Gym or Home|
How to do Step-up to Balance:
- Stand facing a stable chair or an exercise step. Place your left foot on the center of the chair or step.
- Step up by balancing on your left leg with your right knee bent. Return to the starting position and repeat on the opposite leg.