A great way to work some variety into your program is to perform some agility work. I usually tend to use agility work as a warm up prior to my workouts (in place of or in addition to skipping)
But it can also be used as a conditioning routine. Performing 30-45 seconds of different footwork drills in succession for 3-5 minutes can be extremely challenging, and has a few bonuses
1. You will become much more coordinated
2. If you are a weekend warrior it will assist you in your activity of choice (basketball, touch football, squash etc.)
3. It will add variety to your workout regime
When you first begin to incorporate agility drills to your workouts, you should practice ‘perfect’ footwork before working on increasing your speed (and using agility drills as a conditioning session).
Remember ‘Practice Makes Permanance’ and there is no benefit to performing these drills without proper form.
Check out a few different drills in this post, there is a speed progression to each drill so that you view the steps easier than you would be able to at full speed.
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