Cross Overs on Steps

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The cross over on the aerobic step is a beginner level conditioning exercise that targets the lower body.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Quadriceps

Quadriceps

The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

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Glutes

Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

Equipment Used


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Aerobic Steps

The aerobic step is an elevated platform used during exercise. The height of the step can be tailored to individual needs by inserting risers under the step. The aerobic step is most commonly used for various bodyweight, plyometric and dumbbell exercises.

Exercise Instructions


cross overs on steps - step 1

Step 1

Start in a standing position with your feet shoulder width apart.

cross overs on steps - step 2

Step 2

Cross your outside foot over and step up and over the aerobic step.

cross overs on steps - step 3

Step 3

Plant both feet on the ground and then step back over the step with your outside foot first.