If these beginner step-ups are too simple for you, consider an intermediate or advanced variation.
- Find a step or a bench that, when you place your foot squarely on it, your knee is at a 90-degree angle or larger.
- Step up with the right foot, then the left, bringing both feet completely onto the bench.
- To return to the starting position, lead with the right foot to step down to the floor, then the left, until ending with both feet on the ground.
- Complete 20 reps.
- Switch legs and start stepping with the left foot for another 20 reps.