Description: Start by standing in front of the elevated platform. Step should not exceed the height of your knees. Maintain good posture. Feet should be facing forward and directly under your hips and knees. Place one foot on the platform and keep one foot on the floor. Lean forward to load the elevated leg. Squeeze buttocks of working leg. Push weight into the heel of the elevated foot to fully extend the knee. Align the nonworking quadricep with the working leg and bring knee into a flexed position behind you. Hold position and slowly release the opposing leg to the ground. Repeat on the opposite side.
Targeted Muscle Group(s): Working leg: Glutes, Hamstrings, Quadriceps & stabilizers of hip, knee, and ankle joint.
- Draw the belly button to the spine to activate and stabilize the core.
- Maintain neutral hips. Avoid shifting weight to one side.
- Keep your chest up and shoulder down and back.