Crossover Dumbbell Step-Up

The crossover dumbbell step-up is a dynamic exercise that focuses on strengthening your glutes, quads, and hamstrings. The movement will also improve hip mobility and flexibility. The crossover element allows you to work your muscles from a different angle, which allows for more growth and can help with injury prevention.


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    Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them at arm's length at your sides. Stand with one side of your body next to a box. This is your starting position. Place the outside foot onto the box by crossing it in front of your other leg.
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    Press your foot into the box and push your body up until both legs are straight and then stand on the box. Step back down into the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not let your foot that's on the floor assist. The leg on the box should do the work.
  • Do not let your knee cave inward.
  • At the top of the movement, squeeze your glutes as you stand up.