Strengthens your entire lower body and all of the muscles that support your knees.
How to do them: Step-ups simulate stair climbing, stand in front of a sturdy box, bench or adjustable stepper 12 to 18 inches high and place one foot on the step and slowly step up while keeping your knee aligned over your foot. Step up with the other foot until you are standing on your step and then step one foot back and down and then the other. The sequence should be – up, up, down, down. As you get stronger you can increase your step height and difficulty. Perform your step-ups for a minimum of 1 minute and gradually increase your times with each workout.
Cautions: If you experience knee pain or cannot maintain a steady pace for your desired time, decrease your step height.
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