What is Agility Training

Do you wish you had better balance, speed or control? Agility training will help you meet those goals and more. Your level of agility refers to your ability to efficiently start, stop and change direction quickly. It's a type of exercise that involves short bursts of movement in various directions while maintaining proper posture.

What are the Benefits of Agility Training?

Agility workouts don't just make you a more graceful athlete. They play a critical role in achieving these three main benefits.

  1. Prevent injuries. Agility training focuses on correct body placement. Ensuring that your body is in alignment and proper posture is maintained prevents awkward and misaligned movements that often lead to injury.
  2. Improve balance and coordination The quick stops and starts involved in agility workouts improve hand-eye coordination, forcing the body to work as a cohesive unit. Over time, your movements become more fluid and coordinated.
  3. Shorten recovery time Agility training builds strength in your musculoskeletal system, which involves muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Strengthening all these components increases their ability to recover from a high-impact workout.

What Agility Workouts and Equipment are Right for You?

Agility training is sometimes referred to has HIIT (high intensity interval training) exercises. These routines, and the simple agility equipment that goes along with them, engage more muscles than basic linear movements. For example, side-step running with an agility ladder or creating your own slalom course with agility cones optimizes your calorie burn and muscle stimulation. Get results with these top five pieces of agility equipment.

  1. Agility Ladder: This simple piece is great for warm-ups, general agility training and multi-planar movement training. In also provides a great cardio endurance test, and is an effective way to build up your calves.
  2. Plastic Cones: Use cones for your in-home obstacle course. Do a side-to-side shuttle, a four-corner box shuttle, a four-corner diagonal shuttle run, forward or side weaves, front hops and much more.
  3. Agility Training Kit: Get everything you need for your agility workout in one pack. Our agility kit includes hurdles, agility discs and an agility ladder, all in an easy-carry bag.
  4. Agility Dots: Dots allow you to mark off training zones and set up your own agility course.
  5. Mini Hurdles: Use our durable, whiteboard hurdles to create your own agility course or label stations in your circuit.

Start experiencing the power of simple, yet effective agility training equipment by browsing SPRI’s selection today!