If you find it harder to get motivated or no longer feel you're getting results, try these amped-up versions of traditional exercises to kick things up a notch
Nov 14, 2012 at 5:23PM
Upgrade to: Step-Ups Plus Another Move
Adding an upper body move or a second leg exercise to a step-up increases the challenge, says Holland. Choose one of these:
Add a shoulder press. Hold onto dumbbells (five to eight pounds) and perform the step-up. At the top of the movement press the dumbbells overhead before stepping back down. Repeat.
Add a glute-toner. Perform the step-up and kick back the second leg before stepping back down. "The kick activates the glutes and the core because it requires stability," says Holland.
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