Dumb-bell step-up

This is a move you do every day when climbing stairs, which means it provides functional strength.

Variation: One-leg bench squat

1 Sep 2009
One-leg bench squat: Step 1

This puts the focus on your quads and the muscles that stabilise your knees.

One-leg bench squat: Step 1

One-leg bench squat: Step 1
  • One foot hanging over edge.
  • Stand on edge of bench.

One-leg bench squat: Step 2

One-leg bench squat: Step 2
  • Keep back straight.
  • Knee in line with foot.
For more exercise, weight-loss and diet tips, get the magazine. Subscribe now and we'll give you 5 issues for £5! Alternatively, get MF's brand new interactive edition.