March 19, 2019
Speed or agility training refers to exercising all the core muscles in your body. Agility training drills are designed to work your leg muscles and all the major tendons in the human body. Without agility training, as a sportsman, you become more prone to injuries as a result of weak muscles. However, with agility training drills, performance is enhanced while at the same time reducing the chances of an injury occurring. Some benefits of agility training include: Prevents injuries. Enhanced cognitive functioning. Improved recovery time. Beneficial for a number of sports. To maximize the full benefits of...
warm up -
April 02, 2018
Warming up and cooling down are equally important whenever you exercise, but if you want to give yourself the best chance of getting through this period then make it mandatory! Warming up Increased muscle temperature for optimal flexibility and efficiency. Dilates the blood vessels supplying the muscles with a greater volume of oxygen and nutrients minimise stress on your heart Reduce muscle soreness Increase synovial fluid around the joints aiding in protecting those knees and shoulders Helps to mentally prepare for task ahead Warming up before any sport or a workout is crucial to aid prevention of injury...
February 15, 2017
Sprinting has been used since the first humans lived on Earth, as they needed these skills to catch prey. However, it’s only in recent years that it has become both a fitness trend and a huge part of athletics competitions. The benefits of sprint work include enhancing athleticism, building muscle and burning calories. Recent studies have also shown short, rapid bursts of sprinting are more effective than long jogs or hours in the gym. Sprint work needs significant strength to cope with reaction forces, which cannot be honed with regular gym work. Try doing some drills with a foam...
Goal Setting -
December 12, 2016
Sideways Start with both feet outside the ladder facing sidewards. Jumping sidewards into the space between the rungs at the same time before jumping them both outside the ladder again, continuing this pattern as you progress through the speed ladder. Face forward Facing straight on, run through the ladder at pace taking two steps forward diagonally through the rungs, remember drive the arms with the leg movement repeat this pattern until you reach the end. Lateral Runs Turn to your right so that your body position is face sideways to the ladder. Run along the ladder, making sure you...
May 09, 2016
Soccer is one of those sports that rely on a great deal of footwork in order to move the ball and outmaneuver your competitor. And there are several speed ladder drills you can use to help you do both of these things, ultimately building your speed and endurance, and improving your soccer performance. With that goal in mind, here are the 10 best speed ladder drills to implement in your current training routine: With the ladder lying on the ground, run through it as fast as you can, making sure that each foot lands between each rung before...