The weighted step-up is an excellent core exercise for toning the hips and thighs, melting the muffin top, sculpting the arms, building core strength and improving your dynamic balance.
1.) Begin the exercise standing, with your weight of choice, infront of a bench at least 12 inches in height (or more, you can use a chair, etc)
2.) Hold the wieght at chest height
3.) step up on to the bench and then step down alternating sides
4.) Complete 30 to 50 reps on each leg per set
5.) Do between 3 - 5 sets of weighted step-ups per workout.
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