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High box step ups
« on: May 26, 2024, 07:40:21 PM »
I have never done these in my routines but watched a video awhile back of somebody doing them. It seems like it could be a great exercise. Any of you guys do these? It seems a regular bench is too low and I might need a higher platform. Thinking about buying one. One guy told me years ago that it's way harder than it looks if you don't push off with the non working leg. I guess the progression would be body weight then using dumbbells. Any advices would be appreciated before I buy plyometric platform to do them. I tried a couple reps off a low bench today and I can definitely see the value in doing them. Just not convinced I want to throw away $75 bucks for a higher platform. Never seen these done in a bodybuilding type gym.  It could be first rate leg exercise or it could just duplication somewhat of a regular squat.

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Re: High box step ups
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2024, 02:37:49 AM »
Some gyms have those, i believe from crossfit. They have 3 possible heights, 50 / 60 /75cm. Sometimes i do box jumps stacking two on top of eachother for 100cm.

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Re: High box step ups
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2024, 04:28:40 AM »
I have never done these in my routines but watched a video awhile back of somebody doing them. It seems like it could be a great exercise. Any of you guys do these? It seems a regular bench is too low and I might need a higher platform. Thinking about buying one. One guy told me years ago that it's way harder than it looks if you don't push off with the non working leg. I guess the progression would be body weight then using dumbbells. Any advices would be appreciated before I buy plyometric platform to do them. I tried a couple reps off a low bench today and I can definitely see the value in doing them. Just not convinced I want to throw away $75 bucks for a higher platform. Never seen these done in a bodybuilding type gym.  It could be first rate leg exercise or it could just duplication somewhat of a regular squat.
step ups are an excellent exercise which work the same muscles as lunges.
I remember i first did them in the British army as we did a lot of circuit training with body weight stuff, timed exercises not counting reps but going as fast as possible.
It definitely got my legs fried.
Didn´t use high benches but standard wooden benches found in most UK school type gyms..was a long time ago so i suspect they´re a bit more scientific about it all nowadays.
can use a barbell but i think Dumbbells are better or a weighted vest.

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Re: High box step ups
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2024, 05:54:20 AM »
Step-ups were a popular rehab exercise for knee injuries in the past.

Not sure if they still are.


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Re: High box step ups
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2024, 06:01:00 AM »
Some gyms have those, i believe from crossfit. They have 3 possible heights, 50 / 60 /75cm. Sometimes i do box jumps stacking two on top of eachother for 100cm.

Seems a little high for step ups. Maybe the 50cm will be okay? I think those heights are for box jumps and not for step ups. I've been looking around the internet and many heights for exercise boxes are available. I just read to stand with your back to a wall and raise your knee as high as you can to get an idea of the height needed for a step up box. I think using this method might result in getting a box too high to start out with.