Dumbbell Step Ups
Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps
Other Muscles Worked: Hamstrings, Calves
Mechanics Type: Compound
Tips: Hold two dumbbells, one in each hand, at your side. Step up onto a flat bench with your left leg. Then step up with your right leg so you are now standing on the bench. Step down with your left leg, then your right leg. Repeat, starting with your right leg this time. Be careful not to fall! Use lighter weights. Can also be done with a barbell on your shoulders insteads of dumbbells.