Exercises to Increase Agility: Figure 8s

This exercise helps to increase your ease and quickness of movement. It copies complex everyday movements. This exercise was chosen for you based on the type of activities you’ll be doing:

  • Follow a large figure 8 at a slow jog or brisk walk. You can use cones as needed to do this.

  • Keep at it for  2 to 3 minutes. Then reverse directions.

  • Gradually decrease the size of the figure 8 and increase your speed and time.

    Woman walking in figure eights.

Note

Always stretch before and after exercising. Stop any exercise that causes pain and tell your healthcare provider. This exercise can put increased demands on the knee.

Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith RN MSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Trina Bellendir PT
Date Last Reviewed: 8/1/2021
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