It’s the end of the month! That means it is time for our workout twist!
Since you’ve been working your way through step ups, we’re now going to move slightly to the side: Lateral Step Ups. These improve quite a few of the inner and outer leg muscles that we often neglect at the gym. They also increase overall stability and assist with endurance based exercises like running / jogging and quick action exercises like basketball and soccer. Additionally, they are fantastic for decreasing risk of injury when you stumble on the curb after a night out 😉 As with last month, try to match your repetitions with traditional step ups, and see how far you can get!
Basic Lateral Step Up: http://youtu.be/1LIVNKXgJVA
As always, if you find this too easy, you can significantly increase the difficulty by adding a rotational component: http://youtu.be/5PjGCBUumsg (PS: This guy is super hot!)
Another way to increase difficult is to perform a crossover step up. This is far more difficult than it appears at first, so take it slowly! http://youtu.be/DcpKyYw2Qgc
Let me know how you decide to Step Up this week! See you in March!