Cable Step-up

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Cable Step-up

Instructions

Preparation

Stand behind elevated platform and low and close pulley cables to sides. Grasp stirrups at each side of platform. Stand upright with arms straight down at sides.

Execution

Place foot of first leg on elevated platform. Stand on elevated platform by extending hip and knee of first leg and place foot of second leg on bench. Step down with second leg by flexing hip and knee of first leg. Return to original standing position by placing foot of first leg to lower position. Repeat first step with opposite leg alternating first steps between legs.

Comments

Keep torso upright during exercise. Lead knee should point same direction as foot throughout movement. Stepping distance from bench emphasizes Gluteus Maximus; stepping close to bench emphasizes Quadriceps.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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