Side Step Down Exercise Video

An excellent exercise to help prepare for long distance running events – and all sports that involve running. This exercise specifically targets the muscles at the front of the knee. May also be used in the later stages of recovery from knee surgery. Especially useful for those who find stepping down to the front painful.

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Video Transcription

The side step down is an excellent exercise especially for those who experience discomfort when performing a step down in a forward direction.

To perform this exercise, stand on one leg with your hands on your hips – you may find it comfortable to have your standing foot slightly turned out.

As demonstrated, bend your standing leg while reaching with the opposite foot sideways towards the floor. Throughout this exercise try to maintain level hips.

This exercise can be progressed by performing it in a forward direction.

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