The step up is a functional movement pattern every adventure athlete needs to master. It develops specific strength in the legs for uphill movement.
- Stand facing a bench or high step (about 8-18 inches depending on height and strength level) with arms at sides and feet shoulder width apart.
- Step on to the bench with left leg and press into that leg, coming to a standing position on the step. Do not push off with the trailing leg (right leg).
- Tap right foot on the step next to the left leg, then immediately step back down.
- Repeat, alternating sides.
- Increase step height.
- Add weighted pack.