Step Ups

How to do the Step Ups

Start by looking at a bench infront of you and begin by lifting your any leg and then step-up onto the bench. You can either return to the starting position or lift the opposing leg up working your hip flexor. Once down at the starting position use the other leg for the next repetition.

Spotter Information:
Stand beside the subject to make sure they do not pass out or the bench doesn't move out of place while performing the 'Step Up'.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Thigh
  • Legs
  • Hamstrings
  • Compound
  • Calves
  • Calf

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
33.8 lbs13.9 53.3 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 33.8 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 16 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Step Ups

Purpose Type Level
Sport Specific Advanced
Sport Specific Intermediate
Sport Specific Beginner
Sport Specific Intermediate
Sport Specific Advanced
Muscle Specific Intermediate
Muscle Specific Beginner

Make a Workout

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.