I’m having some difficulty with perfoming step-ups. I read a lot of descriptions from good coaches (on this site) and pretty much every one says not to push off with foot that is on the floor. I can’t seem to be able to do it.
Every time I perform a step-up my body automatically pushes with both feet. I tried pointing the toes of my floor foot up to minimize this, but I still get the automatic reaction and I can barely handle any weight (like 5 lbs dumbells!).
When I perform the step ups my way I have no issues and can handel much more weight.
Do I need to reprogram myself to perform the exercise as described? Is there a weak muscle in there somewhere that is causing this?