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Exercises to Increase Agility: Cross Steps

Man doing cross steps.The following exercise helps to increase your ease and quickness of movement. It copies complex movements.

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: Image reviewed by StayWell medical illustration team.
Online Medical Reviewer: Joseph, Thomas N., MD
Last Review Date: 8/16/2015
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