- Place a bench in front of you. Hold a pair of dumbbells and stand facing the bench. Brace your core and keep your gaze straight ahead.
- Bring your right knee up and step up on to the bench. Placing all of the effort in your right leg, bring your body up into a standing position on the bench.
- Slowly lower yourself to the starting position and switch legs.
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Dumbbell step-ups is a gym work out exercise that targets hamstrings and quadriceps and also involves calves and glutes & hip flexors. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Bodyweight side steps / lateral lunges, bodyweight side steps / lateral lunges and seated leg curls are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as dumbbell step-ups. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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