Elitefts™ Sponsored Lifter Scott Yard performing a maximal set of Barbell Step-ups with 415 pounds.  This exercise takes tremendous balance, proprioception of the ankle, and unbelievable stability in the hips and torso.  With the ground foot back behind the box, this puts the shin at a near vertical angle which forces the lifter to use more glute and hamstring without putting excess pressure on the knee.  The key coaching point would be to force the heel of the top foot into the box to reduce the force of the bottom leg.


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