Speed and Agility

Speed & Agility

Moving quickly and lightly, in a graceful and nimble manner!

Speed and agility are two key components of athletic performance that can be improved by many activities. Speed involves an individual’s capability to move their body quickly to achieve the best results. Agility is described as the ability to rapidly change direction to avoid or control a collision.

Athletes often work on speed and agility during training to prepare both the body and mind for matches.

Speed and agility exercises are used to improve cardiovascular endurance, increase speed by strengthening fast-twitch muscle fibers, and increase agility by building coordination.

A couple of examples of speed and agility exercises are treading through tires, jumping over cones, ladder drills, zigzag runs, sprints, etc.

These workouts can be done daily with little rest time in between to continue building on the fitness level that has already been achieved.