Forward Step Up – Hop, Knee Drive

  • HOW: Get set up standing with a sturdy box or step in front of you to step on to. Begin the exercise by performing a powerful step up followed by a hop on the same side, meanwhile drive the opposite knee up and forward while you're in the air. Land on the same side you stepped up with, be soft with your landing and control it mostly with that side, but also let the other leg come down to the ground to help control your landing. Repeat.
  • FEEL: This will feel like a full lower body exercise, but you will especially feel your quads, glutes, and calves working on the side you're stepping up with.
  • COMPENSATION: Maintain good form and balance. Be soft with your landing, control the landing mostly with the side you're stepping up with.

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