How to do Side Shuffle

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: High

Target Body Parts: calves, quadriceps


For this cardio exercise you will need space around you to move side to side and forwards and backwards. Set yourself up in the centre of this space in a ready position for running. So arms bent and knees soft with a neutral spine. Then step forwards with your right foot, then diagonally backwards and sideways with your left. Next, step your right foot back to join your left, then step forwards with your left. In doing this you will have shuffled forwards and backwards and out to your left.

From there reverse these movements to return to the centre, and then repeat this sequence of steps to shuffle forwards, backwards and out to your right.

Keep this movement going as fast as you can for the duration of the exercise.

How to make Side Shuffle easier

For more simple cardio exercises, try out our Step Touch and Running in Place drills.

How to make Side Shuffle more challenging

Once you are comfortable with the coordination of this move, try out our Side Sweep and Squat Jacks

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