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Elizabeth Quinn

Build Leg Strength and Power

By February 12, 2013

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If you want to build leg strength without excessive knee strain, add the weighted step up to your routine. Both beginner and elite athletes can use this exercise to gradually build power in the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. This exercise is easy to master, and once you learn the basic movement, there are a variety of options to increase the difficulty or turn this into a dynamic, power exercise.

Use this exercise to improve your vertical jump, or to build power for sprints, cycling or downhill skiing.

The only equipment required is an adjustable step and some dumbbells.

Shop for an adjustable step
Shop for dumbbells

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