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Exercises to Increase Agility: Grapevine (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. Talk with your healthcare provider before starting any physical activity.

Here are the steps for the grapevine (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: 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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