Quad Exercises

Barbell Step Ups

This exercise builds coordination as well as muscle.

Barbell Step Ups - Step 1 Barbell Step Ups - Step 2


  1. Place a bench, box or step in front of you.
  2. Grasp a barbell with a wide grip and place it across your shoulders.
  3. With your left leg, step up on the bench, follow with your right leg.
  4. Step down with your left leg and then your right leg.
  5. Repeat starting with your right leg.


  • Use a lighter weight until you are used to the motion of this exercise.

Barbell Step Ups - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Quads
Secondary Muscle: Calves, Hamstrings
Equipment Type: Barbell

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