Step Up Your Game

Kettlebell Step-ups are a great addition to your leg regimen.   As much as I am a functional strength guy I am still a fan of barbell squats but I always look for ways to train the legs without putting too much stress and strain on the spine and reaping  same or very similar strength benefits.  Kettlebell step up is a very functional exercise that will not only strengthen your legs but will also strengthen your core.   For this exercise you will need a plyobox and a kettlebell.  A plyobox is one of the most useful tools in a gym and is a must have for your home gym.  They can be easily made and you can search online for tips on how to make your own.   Addition to using a kettlebell, you can do step ups with bodyweight only, sandbags or dumbells.