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Exercises to Increase Agility: Cross StepsMan with right leg crossed over left. Man with arrow showing left leg moved to side. Man with right leg crossed behind left. Man with arrow showing left leg moved to side.

The following exercise helps to increase your ease and quickness of movement. It copies complex everyday moves. This exercise was chosen for you based on the type of activities you’ll be doing.

Note: Always warm up before exercising and cool down after exercising. Stop any exercise that causes pain.

  • Start with knees slightly bent and feet shoulder-width apart.

  • Cross your right foot in front of your left.

  • With your left foot, step to your left.

  • With your right foot, step behind your left foot.

  • With your left foot, step to the left.

  • After doing the cross-step sequence 2 times in that direction, switch directions.

Repeat the entire exercise 10 times.

Online Medical Reviewer: Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 3/9/2013
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