Muscle coordination exercises

Cross Crawl

The following exercises have been shown to increase muscle coordination. They are helpful in programming the muscles of the extremities to fire in their normal pattern. Each should be done ten times. Turn your head to the left when your left arm moves Turn your head to the right when your right arm moves All exercises start with you standing evenly on both feet.

Anterior cross crawl

Here you will be bringing forward the opposite arm and leg. Return them to the starting position and then repeat with the opposite arm and leg. Remember to turn your head to the side.

Posterior cross crawl

Here you will bring the opposite arm and leg back behind you. Return them to the starting position and then repeat with the opposite arm and leg. Remember to turn your head to the side.

Side to side cross crawl

Here, the opposite arm and leg are taken out to the side. Return them to the starting position and then repeat with the opposite arm and leg. Remember to turn your head to the side indicated above and return it to a straight forward position during the opposite arm leg combination.