Step Up To Balance Sideways

The step up to balance sideways exercise develops knee stability by loading the knee joint from the side rather than front to back.

  • Stand to the side of the box with feet shoulders-width apart.
  • Step onto box with one leg, keeping foot and knee pointed straight ahead.
  • Push through heel and stand up straight, balancing on one leg.
  • Flex the other leg at the hip, knee and foot. 
  • Return opposite leg to the ground and step off the box.
  • Repeat for prescribed number of repetitions and repeat on other leg.