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What is Agility?

Agility is a skill-related component of physical fitness. This component necessitates the use of isolated movement skills that require balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, strength, and endurance.

Which sport or activity is agility useful?

Sports requiring a high level of agility include, but no limited to: 

  • Badminton 
  • Basketball 
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby 
  • Squash 
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Why is agility important?

During movement, agility enables the body to retain optimal posture and alignment. Agility exercises also help our bodies develop the ability to maintain proper body alignment. The lower back, shoulders, and ankles are protected while moving fast because of effective agility training. Training for agility is a crucial part of performance recovery. The goal is to strengthen the mind-body connection when processing signals and cues from the environment by focusing on the development of the connection between the physical and psychological systems required to carry out challenging multidirectional tasks in response to a stimulus. This helps to lower the risk of injury and help you perform better.

How can you improve your agility?

Agility can be improved by performing agility tests and incorporating specific drills into your workouts. Cutting drills with cones, agility ladder drills, and short circuit workouts with lateral movement, for example, are all ways to have better agility.