Aerobic Exercise Steps for Beginners : Safety Tips for Aerobic Exercise Steps

Aerobic Exercise Steps for Beginners : Safety Tips for Aerobic Exercise Steps


Hi! My name is Riki Butler and I’m a certified
group exercise instructor. I’m certified through alpha and AAAI. I have been teaching
advanced classes for the past eleven and a half years. On behalf of expertvillage.com,
today I’ll be demonstrating aerobic exercises done on a step. Before we get started, I’m
going to go over some safety with you. First, begin standing behind your platform, always
standing up tall. When you come on to your platform you must step up heel toe first.
Make sure that when you step on your platform, your knee is directly over your ankle. You’re
going to go ahead and come up heel toe, extending your legs completely. You never want to step
with slightly bent legs and engaged hip flexors. You always want to stand up tall. When you
come down to the floor, step down, toe heel. You don’t want to step too far back. You
want to make sure that you’re a foot’s distance away from the platform. You can go
ahead and measure that by placing one of your feet right at the platform, your another foot
behind the front foot, and then you want to bring that back foot the front foot back to
meet your back foot. This is as far away from the step as you’re going to come down when
you’re stepping. You never want to some past this point. You’re going to step all
the way up, heel toe, extending in the hips and the knees, step down and toe heel. Make
sure your complete foot makes contact with the platform, your complete foot is on the
platform, and your entire foot is making contact with the ground, unless you are tapping. I’ll
go over the individual of the safety as we’re doing the exercises. So let us go ahead and
get started.