Many athletes overlook agility when they’re training.
Yet agility can make the difference between success and being left behind. It is an integral aspect of almost every single sport.
And when agility is included in a comprehensive training program, you can see your performance on the field or court soar.
What is Agility?
Agility is “the ability to change the body's position efficiently, and requires the integration of isolated movement skills using a combination of balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, strength, endurance and stamina.”
If you notice in that comprehensive definition agility incorporates many key elements of athleticism including:
Think about the basketball player running down the court.
The ball is snagged by an opponent and the player has to stop, turn on a dime and run the other direction.
Tennis players, football players, soccer players, volleyball, baseball and just about any sport you can imagine all need their athletes to be agile.
So How Do You Train for Agility?
Let’s go back to that definition and the components that make up agility.
You need strength, speed, balance and endurance, right?
It can be difficult to find or create drills and exercises that comprise all of those elements.
Often the easiest thing to do is to turn to a professional or a Sports Enhancement Training program.
What is Sports Enhancement Training?
A Sports Enhancement Training program is a program that is designed to help athletes of all ages and skill levels.
Training programs are comprehensive but they are also specific to the sport you play and even your position.
A Sports Enhancement Training program is designed for you by a professional trainer.
They’ll take a look at your goals, the position you play, your mechanics and even your past injuries to design a program for you.
A Sports Enhancement Training program includes training that focuses on all areas of athleticism including:
And even nutrition and mindset.
It’s about helping you take your sport to the next level.
If you’re interested in improving your agility, don’t do it alone or rely on drills.
They don’t take all of the components into consideration.
You’re short changing yourself.
Get more from your workout.
Visit Core1inc's Athlete Training to learn more about what a Sports Enhancement Training program can do for you.
To You Improving Your Agility
Jim and The CORE1 Crew