Transverse Step Up

Transverse Step Up


This exercise involves stepping up onto a bench or platform with one foot, then bringing the other foot up to meet it before stepping back down. It targets the glutes, quads, and hamstrings, as well as improving balance and coordination.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Transverse Step Up Instructions

  1. Stand facing a bench or step that is knee height or lower.
  2. Place your right foot on the bench or step.
  3. Step up onto the bench or step with your right foot, straightening your right leg and lifting your left foot off the ground.
  4. Bring your left foot up to the bench or step, so that both feet are on the bench or step.
  5. Step down with your left foot, returning to the starting position.
  6. Repeat the exercise with your left foot on the bench or step.
  7. Continue alternating legs for the desired number of repetitions or time.

Transverse Step Up Form & Visual

Transverse Step Up

Transverse Step Up Benefits

  • Improves balance and stability
  • Strengthens the glutes, quads, and hamstrings
  • Increases hip mobility
  • Engages the core muscles
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Transverse Step Up Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Core muscles

Transverse Step Up Variations & Alternatives