High Knee Step Up

High Knee Step Up


This exercise involves stepping up onto a raised platform with one leg while bringing the opposite knee up towards the chest. It is a great way to improve balance, strength, and coordination in the lower body.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

High Knee Step Up Instructions

  1. Stand in front of a bench or step with your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Step up onto the bench with your right foot, bringing your left knee up towards your chest.
  3. Step down with your left foot, returning to the starting position.
  4. Repeat on the other side, stepping up with your left foot and bringing your right knee up towards your chest.
  5. Continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions or time.

High Knee Step Up Form & Visual

High Knee Step Up

High Knee Step Up Benefits

  • Improves cardiovascular endurance
  • Strengthens lower body muscles, including quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Increases hip mobility and flexibility
  • Burns calories and aids in weight loss

High Knee Step Up Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calf muscles
  • Core muscles

High Knee Step Up Variations & Alternatives