Step Up on Chair

Step Up On Chair


This exercise involves stepping up onto a chair and then stepping back down. It is a lower body exercise that targets the legs and glutes. It can be modified by adding weights or increasing the height of the chair.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Step Up on Chair Instructions

  1. Place a sturdy chair in front of you.
  2. Stand facing the chair with your feet hip-width apart.
  3. Step up onto the chair with your right foot, pressing through your heel to lift your body up.
  4. Bring your left foot up to meet your right foot on the chair.
  5. Step back down with your right foot, followed by your left foot.
  6. Repeat the exercise, starting with your left foot this time.

Step Up on Chair Form & Visual

Step Up on Chair

Step Up on Chair Benefits

  • Strengthens leg muscles, including quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Increases cardiovascular endurance
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels by adjusting the height of the chair
  • Requires minimal equipment and can be done at home or in a gym

Step Up on Chair Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calf muscles
  • Core muscles (abdominals and lower back)

Step Up on Chair Variations & Alternatives

  • Step up on bench
  • Step up with knee raise
  • Step up with dumbbells
  • Step up with resistance bands
  • Step up with medicine ball