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How to Do a Step-up with a Kick Back for Female Leg Workout

Learn how to do the step-up with kick back for a female leg workout from personal trainer Erin Sharoni in this Howcast workout video.


Hey, my name is Aaron. And I'm a former US Junior Olympics certified swim coach and personal trainer. And fitness is my passion. So I cannot wait to share it with you guys.

Another one, two punch. We're going to do step ups with kick back. So really targeting the butt. But also getting the rest of the leg as well. So come to your step. Now, when you're doing a step up, you generally want the stair to be a little bit higher. But for demonstration purposes we're just going to use what that we have here. If you have one of these steps, you can add a couple more risers. Or you can do it on just a stair or a bench if you're at the gym. You know, one of the benches that they have in the weight room for, you know, chest press or something. Use that, that's a height. But for now we're going to use this.

So you're going to start in a lunge position. Okay? So foot flat on the box. The ball, the weight of the ball, of your back foot. Alright? Nice and light. Bent, straight. And you're going to bring it up, and back. Okay? So stepping up, and kicking it back. Now if your stair was higher, obviously this would be more challenging. And if you notice, I'm tapping my foot on the bottom of the bench each time I come up. Right? It helps to stabilize you. Most people's balance isn't that great. You'll get there. So again, lunging down, step up, bring the leg back. Lunge down, step up, bring the leg back. And when you finish your ten reps, on your first leg, and you get to the top, you're going to pulse out for ten. So just keep the leg slightly bent. Standing leg straight. Don't lean into the hip. Body nice and straight. Core nice and tight, and just pulsing out.

There you have it. Switch legs.

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