How to Do Step Up to Balance

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.

Exercise Table

RepsSetsLevelLocation
10-122-3MediumGym or Home

How to do Step-up to Balance: 

  1. Stand facing a stable chair or an exercise step. Place your left foot on the center of the chair or step. 
  2. Step up by balancing on your left leg with your right knee bent. Return to the starting position and repeat on the opposite leg.
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