Speed and quickness training is an extremely important part of many different sports. Speed and quickness are among the most valuable factors in performance in many sports, including those that people often associate more with raw strength or endurance.
It is important to pursue a high level of development in speed and quickness if you are playing:
– Soccer – Baseball – Basketball – Boxing – Many other sports
Even great Naperville athletes have some difficulty getting their minds around the intricacies of some of these training routines, however. That is because while linear speed can be developed via sprint drills and other drills of that kind, quickness is a challenge.
When you do quickness drills, you are getting your highest gain in quickness from the first few seconds of each drill. Under those conditions, it is important that you follow through with the most excellent form that you can muster each time.
What are some of the most common quickness drills? The type of quickness drills that you will use depend to a great extent on the sport that you are playing. However, there are some that are very common.
This is the kind of drill that you can “switch out” no matter what sport you are playing.
Speed and Quickness Training Drills
Therefore, it’s a good idea to know about these and to use them on a regular basis:
1) Basic Skip 2) Skip With Lateral Hip Movement 3) Frankenstein Skip 4) High Knee 5) Butt Kick 6) Zigzag Forward (also known as 45 Degree Angle Cut)
When it comes to speed and quickness, your entire workout consisting of twenty drills can last for as little as five to fifteen minutes. Naturally, when you are first getting started with this area of fitness, it will take longer to go through the entire set.
There is no point overworking your speed and quickness. In order to train your body for quickness, you will need to be able to realize peak quickness while you are working in your drills.
Naturally, peak quickness is a complex physiological phenomenon and it can only last for a short time.
Speed and quickness training can yield impressive results for Naperville athletes who are involved in sports that place a high premium on quickness.
To your best season yet
Jim and the CORE1 Crew.