Barbell Lateral Step-up

Barbell Lateral Step-up


Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Stand between two benches, one to each side. Position bar on back of shoulders and grasp barbell to sides.


Lift leg and place foot on bench to side and forward of straight knee. Stand on bench by straightening leg and pushing body upward. Step down returning feet to original position. Repeat with opposite leg, alternating between legs.


Keep torso upright during exercise. Stepping knee should point same direction as foot. A modest degree of knee rotation occurs during this movement. See Controversial Exercises and Rotary Force in Squat Analysis.

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