Follow these simple tips and tricks in order, to complete the perfect dumbbell step up exercise. Keep in mind that your body and the weights are all elements of one compound formation.
SETS: 2-3 X 10 – 12
Setting the scene:
1 Pick the dumbbells with your desired weight
2 As you hold the dumbbells firmly, stand in an upright position with your back straight, chest and butt stuck out
3 Face yourself against a training box or some kind of raised surface
1 Raise the foot of your working leg up and step on the box. Lift your body up leaving your back leg to hang behind you. Exhale
2 Return to neutral position with both feet on the ground. Inhale on the way down
4 Switch legs
A word of experience:
Consciously contract your targeted muscle group for additional activation
Remember that maintaining balance is crucial for this exercise.
That this exercise is multi-purpose. I mean, it’s suitable both for weight loss and weight gain. You either can do it heavy weight with a slower tempo or light weight with a faster tempo. Choose what sweats you better.
Remember: always crave for one more after finishing every set!
It’s your turn!