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Stand about a foot in front of a step or riser that is about 12-18 inches high. Your feet should be a little less than shoulder-width apart. Allow your arms to hang comfortably down by your sides. They will stay in this position during the exercise.
Keep your back straight and step on the riser with your right foot. With a steady and controlled motion slowly pull yourself up onto the bench using only your right foot. Step off the bench with your left foot first and then the right foot until you are again standing in front of the riser. Repeat but this time starting with your left foot first again concentrating on lifting your body up with the left leg. Do the same number of repetitions for each foot alternating each repetition. Do approximately 20 to 30 total repetitions resting for 2 minutes between sets. Do 1 to 2 sets.
Be certain that the platform or riser you are using is secure and keep your body as straight as possible to minimize stress on the lower back and legs. Muscles worked: Quads, Glutes