Step-Up to Reverse Lunge

WAC Tri/Cycle Club and USA Triathlon–certified coach Julie Vieselmeyer demonstrates the Step-Up to Reverse Lunge. This exercise strengthens the quads, hamstrings and glutes, and increases core and hip stabilization. Raise the platform height or hold dumbbells to increase challenge.


Stand 6–12 inches in front of a raised platform with both feet planted on the ground. Hold your arms at your sides at 90-degree angle.

Place your left foot on the platform; step up, straightening your left leg and bringing your right leg to a 90-degree angle.

Step back off the platform.

Send your left leg behind you and and sink into a lunge. Return to starting position. Switch legs and repeat. Complete 10–15 reps.