Select a bench/table/box that when you put your foot on, your top thigh will be parallel to the ground. Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Place your left leg on top of the bench and leave it there throughout the set. Brace your core and hold throughout the set.
Progress: Push through the top heel and stand up on the table. Do not let the front knee past the toes and keep the knee aligned with the second toe of the top foot. Do not extend the knee at the top and return to the starting position. Repeat. After the set, repeat on the other side. Do not use the back leg to push off.
Tips: Step Up: High, Dumbbell exercise may also be performed with a barbell, weight/plate, medicine ball, against a resistance band and on top of an unstable surface.
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