7. Step Ups
Step-ups are like doing a 1-leg squat. In fact, many Eastern bloc powerlifters have moved away from exclusively doing back squats to doing more step-ups because of how beneficial they are for developing single leg strength without the stress on your back.
How to do it:
You can do step-ups with either a barbell over your shoulders or while holding dumbbells. I’ll describe the latter here.
Stand up straight while holding a dumbbell on each hand. Keep your shoulders back and down and arms solid as they hold the weights. You should feel like a cement block from your waist-up.
Place the heel of your right foot on the box or bench. Step up by pushing into your right heel and driving yourself up in a standing position atop the box/bench. Step down and repeat with other leg.