Side Shuttle

Side Shuttle


The side shuttle exercise involves moving laterally from side to side, using quick and explosive movements. It is often used in sports training to improve agility, speed, and coordination.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Side Shuttle Instructions

  1. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent.
  2. Take a big step to your right with your right foot, keeping your left foot in place.
  3. Quickly bring your left foot to meet your right foot.
  4. Take a big step to your left with your left foot, keeping your right foot in place.
  5. Quickly bring your right foot to meet your left foot.
  6. Repeat this side-to-side movement for a set amount of time or repetitions.

Side Shuttle Form & Visual

Side Shuttle

Side Shuttle Benefits

  • Improves lateral quickness and agility
  • Increases cardiovascular endurance
  • Strengthens leg muscles, particularly the quads and glutes
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals

Side Shuttle Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Calves
  • Abdominals
  • Obliques

Side Shuttle Variations & Alternatives

  • Side Shuffle with Resistance Band
  • Side Shuffle with Medicine Ball
  • Side Shuffle with Dumbbells
  • Side Shuffle with Kettlebell
  • Side Shuffle with Jump Rope