When is the last time you worked on your agility?
Agility is the body’s ability to change direction or position with quickness and efficiency. It applies to all fitness levels and all ages. The more agile you are, the quicker you are able to react to the situation at hand. Whether its regaining your balance on a slippery floor, or needing quick reaction to keep your kids from running out on a busy street.
Ladder drills are fun and can help build your speed, agility, and quickness. You don’t need to be an athlete to use a ladder, even senior fitness classes are using them now.
In the picture above I’m traveling sideways, both feet have to go in each square before advancing forward.
If you don’t have a ladder, you can make one with painters tape on the floor.
Think hopscotch, pick a pattern (any pattern you can think of) as you travel across the ladder facing forward, sideways, or backwards. Start slowly, once you have the pattern, pick up the pace. If you do this on grass – pick up those feet!
These drills below are from my notes that I scanned, sorry I didn’t make them pretty for you. You get the idea though, right?