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Exercises to Increase Agility: Side Steps

Man doing side steps.

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

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

Here are the steps for the side steps exercise: 

  • Start with knees slightly bent and feet together.

  • Step to the side with your left foot.

  • Step with your right foot to meet your left foot.

  • Step 3 times. Keep your steps short and comfortable.

  • Repeat the sequence in the opposite direction.

  • Continue for 2 to 3 minutes.

Online Medical Reviewer: Finke, Amy, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Joseph, Thomas N., MD
Last Review Date: 11/1/2017
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