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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. Talk with your healthcare provider before starting any physical activity.

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.

To make this exercise harder, use a resistance band.

Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith RN MSN CCRC
Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Turley Jr PA-C
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Date Last Reviewed: 7/1/2020
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