Step Up Exercise – Varying Your Step Up Pattern

The step up is a great exercise for building strength and control through the lower body as well as being a movement that we will often perform many times throughout the day (that is if you walk up stairs etc).  The anterior step up is by far the most commonly prescribed step up exercise that I see in the strength and conditioning and fitness world. I am very much a believer in building ones ability to adapt and load through the body across multiple planes of movement and therefore I will often incorporate the lateral and rotational step up into ones training program in order to create a constantly varying training stimulus.  These exercises are usually prescribed with sub maximal training loads and the focus is around strength endurance.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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