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Weighted Step-Ups — TechniqueWOD 146 w/ Doug Larson

Step-ups are great for building single leg strength and stability.

Because they’re easy to setup, easy to load, easy to learn, and easy on your knees and back; they’re the first single leg movement I tend to use with beginner athletes.

For intermediate and advanced athletes, they’re great for adding volume to your leg training without “beating you up”.

Keep the weight light enough, and a box that’s low enough, where you don’t have to jump off of your back leg to be able to complete the movement.

Push through the middle of your foot, keep your knee over your foot, shin should be more or less vertical and keep your chest up (just like squatting…).

I usually use moderate weights, 3-5 sets of 5-12 reps per leg. No need to attempt a 1RM, save that for the big lifts.

Post technique videos to Instagram and tag us!


-Doug (@douglaselarson)

Doug Larson

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