Agility is a challenging skill to master. Many find it difficult to balance their centre of mass while they move over a changing base of support. Here are 3 exercises you and your team can perform with an agility training kit, that will help improve your dynamic balance.
What is Dynamic Balance
Balance refers to the sense of having underfoot control and structure, being in equilibrium with the environment you’re in. Dynamic balance involves moving parts of the body to keep your centre of mass positioned so that shift or angular momentum can move it along its corresponding axis.
Making use of this elaborate capacity means that balance components don’t have to rely on musculoskeletal and kinetic reactions alone, enabling them to access sport-specific skills like agility, speed, flexibility and even strength
3 Dynamic Balance Exercises for Agility Training
Agility is an athletic technique that combines determination, grace, and athleticism. Agility is the ability to move quickly and efficiently forward or sideways, change directions quickly and safely, use the environment for support or to leap over obstacles.
There are three dynamic balance exercises or DBEs that help develop agility:
2 -foot circle (also known as running four-legged),
Cat/Bear (also known as heel walk), and crab walk.
Agility is a powerful exercise that gets more functional as your agility training becomes more advanced. There are three key balance exercises which I have broken down for you into more detail: Quad Balanced Existence, Quad Balance Unbroken, and Single Leg to Double Kettlebell Swing. Take the time to practice each below before progressing to the next one.
Creating a Safe Game for Players
Sports is an exciting activity and we hear a lot of bad news these days. When trainers up the intensity or get-your-heart-lifting-inners they often forget to pay attention to the players’ safety. An important prerequisite in any sport, psychological and physical equilibrium must not be forgotten when teaching youth activities.
Playing a sport requires quick reflexes and high levels of agility. We need to strengthen our balance and agility through training in order to improve sports performance and reduce the risk of injury. When playing sports like hockey or soccer, we often assume that players will always be safe, but study after study shows that this is not the case; injuries are quite common.
With this information, it’s now possible to move beyond agility training and focus on dynamic balance. These exercises can help restore the body’s ability to remain upright in movement – a necessary element of fitness that agility training alone cannot achieve.