View Full Version : Agility training

06-03-2006, 01:26 PM
Does anyone have any good agility programs? Can you train for agility while training for size and strength?

06-03-2006, 02:10 PM
You can train for agility and size and strength at the same time but at a certain point I think you have to choose.

I'm not sure if ploymetrics is good for agility. But know jumproping is.

What do you want it for? Are you talking about lateral quickness?

06-03-2006, 05:40 PM
Work purposes mostly. I just want to improve on my ability to rapidly change directions without the loss of speed, balance, or body control

Maki Riddington
06-03-2006, 05:49 PM
Take some cones, find a park and start working on lateral,forward and backward stop and starts. Start with the basics. Then work on improving your weak areas. It's just like starting up weight training.

06-03-2006, 06:17 PM
Play with a puppy. Seriously. It's like a hardcore 15 minute agility session with sprints, cuts, spins, dodges, etc.

Maki Riddington
06-03-2006, 09:03 PM
Or badminton.

06-03-2006, 09:58 PM
Or badminton.
That's basically a puppy without poop.

Jedi Knight
06-05-2006, 02:17 PM
You could pull a Rocky Balboa and chase the chicken... plus you'd look cool doing it... going old school!

06-06-2006, 12:39 PM
The dog idea is good, you can get most of em into a running frenzy where its impossible to catch them.. fun to try though. I say crosstrain with as many sports as you can. I've noticed very significant gains in agility/lateral movement from an hour of basketball, raquetball, or football every now and then.

06-07-2006, 02:42 PM
run ladders, cones, and work on lateral running. also jump rope alot, these help tons with agility.

06-08-2006, 09:05 PM
where i live in florida theres an are they call the muck its the citys pahokee and belle glade there near lake okachobee....the football team is one of the fastest in the country i read somewhere produces 2nd most nfl players behind some place in west virginia but anyways there so fast an everything because they chase rabbits to eat them......so go find some rabbits or something

06-08-2006, 10:19 PM
Thanks for all the tips guys

06-09-2006, 01:19 PM
I have a football agility program from a college that i am going to attend. When i get home i will post the workout. I am at school right now:boring:

06-09-2006, 01:29 PM
Here are some more agility training information site for Football:

http://www.sportscombine.com/thezone/Drills/drills.htm (click on one of the football positions on the left)
http://www.exrx.net/Store/HK/CompleteConditioningFootbl.html (here is a book)
http://www.nflyouthfootball.com/exec/NFLYP_HSPD/HSPD_ASKPAT.cfm?publicationID=223 (a site of Q&A by the NFL)

and if these bore you, try doing a Google search:

06-11-2006, 08:24 AM
I like ladders. I also like the dog idea. We do that with my dog (13lb) around the living room, and even in that small space he's impossible to catch. Even if you get a hand on them they still manage to get away.

06-12-2006, 07:03 AM
Did you every watch the Rocky movies...
But some chickens.. and chase those around too. I think that was in Rocky II...