Jump Step Up

Jump Step Up


This exercise involves jumping onto a raised platform or step, then stepping back down and repeating the movement. It is a plyometric exercise that targets the lower body muscles, particularly the quadriceps, glutes, and calves. It can be modified to increase or decrease the intensity by adjusting the height of the step or adding weights.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Jump Step Up Instructions

  1. Stand in front of a sturdy box or step that is about knee height.
  2. Place your right foot on the box and push through your heel to lift your body up onto the box.
  3. Bring your left foot up to meet your right foot on the box.
  4. Step back down with your left foot, followed by your right foot.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions, then switch to leading with your left foot.

Jump Step Up Form & Visual

Jump Step Up

Jump Step Up Benefits

  • Improves lower body strength and power
  • Increases cardiovascular endurance
  • Enhances balance and coordination
  • Targets multiple muscle groups including quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals
  • Can be done with or without equipment
  • Can be incorporated into a variety of workouts and training programs

Jump Step Up Muscles Worked

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

Jump Step Up Variations & Alternatives

  • Jump Step Up with Dumbbells
  • Single Leg Jump Step Up
  • Box Jump Step Up
  • Reverse Lunge Jump Step Up
  • Side Step Up