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Old 01-26-2013, 10:32 PM   #100
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Originally Posted by Soldier View Post
I LOVE step ups to a high bench. My bench is actually about 5 inches higher than most, so it's an extremely high step up. I put one foot on the bench, then lean into it to stretch the quad as far as it'll go, then slowly push myself up. I don't worry about standing all the way up if my balance is off, because the focus is on the stretch side.

I also push a little with my other foot, so when my quad is fully stretched its not actually taking my whole bodyweight. After a couple inches all the weight is on the stepping leg, but pushing a little with the other foot protects the stepping knee while it's in the fully stretched position.
I might give them a try this summer. I have low ceilings so indoors this would be impossible.
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