Primary muscles: Abs
Secondary muscles: Legs, arms, back
Equipment: No equipment
STUTTER STEPS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart and face front.
2. Extend your left leg back and raise your arms above your head.
3. As you crunch, bring your left knee up and bend your arms.
4. Repeat and then switch sides.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Engage your core and keep your knees in line with your hips and feet. Breathe out as you crunch and maintain your neck relaxed and your head in line with your spine.
The stutter steps is a dynamic full body exercise that works several muscles simultaneously and that strengthens the entire body. It raises your heart rate, boosts your metabolism and improves aerobic fitness, flexibility and core strength.
SETS AND REPS
Start with a slow pace and do 2 or 3 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions. Once you’re comfortable with your form you can slowly increase the number of sets and reps. For a complete cardio and core workout, mix stutter steps with standing side crunches and criss cross crunches.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing stutter steps, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: