Why Speed and Agility Training?
If you play sports like basketball, football, tennis or soccer, speed and agility training provides the baseline athleticism necessary to refine your sport-specific skills. Additionally if you enter any kind of race, especially obstacle course races or trail runs, speed and agility can make the difference between winning and losing, but more importantly, preventing major injuries. However, speed and agility training is not only for athletes. People of all fitness levels can better their functional strength, increase core stability and improve the way they move on a daily basis with speed and agility training.
Forms of agility and speed training can include the use of agility ladders like the one depicted in my video as well as the use of drills utilizing cones and reaction balls for hand and total body quickness. It should be noted that agility and speed training can also improve rhythm, coordination, and footwork. The jump rope is great for increasing all of these aforementioned aspects. Give agility and speed training a try it will not only improve your everyday living skills but it will also make your workouts more fun and interesting.