Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Start Doing Stepups

Sean Hyson at Men's Fitness explains the benefits of step-ups, an exercise no one is doing - but should be.

... So let's talk about stepups. I must be the only guy I've seen do this move in a public gym in five, 10... in my entire life. Why is it so unpopular? Probably because it's tricky to do, and it doesn't allow you to use a ton of weight. Nevertheless, it's a tremendous exercise for training balance and building hip, quad, and hamstring strength. It also improves hip and ankle mobility and knee tracking, making it a great rehab move if you have pain or tightness in those areas. It should be a part of almost any athlete's workout (especially if his sport involves running and jumping--and most do). Read more

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