Step-ups are a great exercise to work your thighs, glutes, and hips simultaneously. If the beginner version is too simple for you, be sure to try out the intermediate or advanced variation (shown here):
- To start, find a step (or bench) that you can place your foot squarely on that will bring your knee up to a 90-degree angle.
- Step up, leading with the left foot and following with the right, bringing both feet completely onto the bench.
- Return to the starting position by leading with the right foot to step down to the floor, following with the left and ending with both feet on the ground.
- Complete 20 steps before stepping with the left foot for another 20 steps.