Step-up with knee raise

The step-up with knee raise is a lower-body exercise targeting the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. It differs from a traditional step-up in that at the top, you lift the trailing leg up to full hip flexion. This gives the exercise a greater range of motion and more of a focus on powerful hip extension in the working leg. When performed with body weight, these are usually performed for high reps as part of a dynamic warm-up, as cardio acceleration, or as part of the lower-body portion of a workout or circuit.


  1. Builds hip and leg strength
  2. Helps with muscle and strength imbalances
  3. Can be progressed from body weight to resistance with dumbbells or a barbell

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