Every athlete wants to get quicker, nimbler, and more explosive—and that means agility training.
But just because you want to become the best wide receiver in your weekend football league doesn’t mean you have to do shuttle runs until you barf. Just as resistance training and high-intensity interval training have their own rules, so does agility training.
Here’s a set of five guidelines and principles to help guide you in the right direction as you hone your quickness. And when you're ready to hit the track, be sure to check out these five agility workouts that make you better at any sport.
Travis Hansen, C.P.T. (NASM, NCSF), is the director of the Reno Speed School at the South Reno Athletic Club and was recently named the leading authority on speed training for the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).