What is a Poliquin Step Up?
Are you ready to take your workout routine to the next level? Introducing the Poliquin Step Up, one of the most deceivingly difficult yet highly effective exercises you can incorporate into your training regime. Not only does this exercise target the Vastus Medialis Oblique (VMO) muscle, but it also plays a vital role in stabilizing your knee and preventing knee problems.
Imagine having a strong VMO that supports your knee and allows you to perform at your best without any limitations. With the Poliquin Step Up, you can achieve just that. This exercise focuses on engaging the quadricep muscle group on the front of your thigh, specifically targeting the VMO responsible for tracking your knee cap.
The setup for a Poliquin Step Up is simple yet impactful. By slightly turning one foot outward about 5 degrees and elevating your heel on a wedge off the ground, you create an optimal position for maximum engagement. The other foot hangs off the front with toes pointed towards the ceiling as you aim to tap your heel on the ground.
During this movement, our expert trainers pay close attention to ensure proper form and execution. Your hips must remain parallel throughout, maintaining stability and balance. Starting at an appropriate height where your hip doesn’t drop when lowering yourself is crucial. Additionally, we emphasize that your elevated leg’s knee should go over your toe while avoiding stress on the inside of the joint.
To continuously challenge yourself and progress with this exercise, there are various ways to elevate it further. Once you have mastered proper form at lower levels, increasing step height becomes an exciting goal while preserving correct technique. As you reach maximum step height capability, adding weight using dumbbells or progressing to a barbell intensifies both strength-building aspects and muscular endurance development.
Unlike many exercises with low rep ranges, Poliquin Step Up thrives on high repetitions ranging from 20-30. This is due to its limited range of motion and the challenge posed by maintaining proper tempo throughout. When executed correctly, you can expect a satisfying burn along the muscle running inside your knee.
To ensure you’re performing Poliquin Step Up with precision, we invite you to watch our instructional video for proper execution.
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Yours in fitness,