Step-Up with Knee Raise

Step 1

Place a bench horizontally in front of you and plant both feet on the floor shoulder-width apart. Firmly plant your entire left foot on the bench, ensuring that your knee is in line with your toes. This is your starting position.

Step 2

Inhale. Exhale. Push through the heel of your left foot to extend your leg. Avoid pushing through your toes to prevent placing additional pressure on your shin and knee. As you extend your left leg, bend your right knee and draw it in towards your chest.

Step 3

Inhale. Extend and lower your right leg to return to the starting position. Complete half of the specified number of repetitions on the same leg before completing the remaining repetitions on the other leg, inhaling for two repetitions and exhaling for two repetitions.

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