Ski Step

Ski Step


This exercise involves stepping side to side as if skiing, while keeping the core engaged and maintaining balance. It is a cardio and lower body workout that can be done with or without equipment.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Ski Step Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Step your right foot diagonally behind your left foot, as if you were taking a step while skiing.
  3. As you step your right foot back, swing your left arm forward and your right arm back, as if you were holding ski poles.
  4. Step your left foot diagonally behind your right foot, while swinging your right arm forward and your left arm back.
  5. Continue alternating steps and arm swings, as if you were skiing down a slope.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions or time.

Ski Step Form & Visual

Ski Step

Ski Step Benefits

  • Improves cardiovascular endurance
  • Strengthens lower body muscles, including quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Increases agility and speed
  • Can be done with or without equipment, making it a versatile exercise option

Ski Step Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Calves
  • Core muscles

Ski Step Variations & Alternatives

  • Side-to-side ski step
  • Single-leg ski step
  • Weighted ski step
  • Jumping ski step
  • Reverse ski step