The lateral step-up with shoulder press is a great functional combination
exercise for anyone looking to get as much work done as possible during a single
exercise. The shoulder press can be performed along with front step-ups as well.
Adding a lateral component to the step-up will help you develop strength in the
muscles that act and stabilize in the frontal plane. Since exercises which occur
in the frontal plane are often neglected in training programs the lateral stepup
shoulder press is a welcome addition to any functional training programs
designed for all around weight loss, muscle toning or general conditioning.