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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.

Here are the steps for the cross steps exercise: 

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