Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Training Aids for Speed and Agility

During baseball season, batting practice and fielding ground balls may take precedence during practice, but you still need to make time for speed and agility work. Therefore, you should have these five items on your wish list for agility training equipment.

Agility Ladder
There is not a coach anywhere who wouldn't want his players to improve their quickness and agility, and the agility ladder (a.k.a. the speed ladder), is a great tool for enhancing foot speed in a short amount of time and space.

Lateral Resistor/Thera-Band
The hips are one of the most neglected areas of the body to train but one of the most important for a baseball player, because baseball requires rotational movement. Placing a lateral resistor or thera-band around your ankles during drills is an effective way to strengthen your hips.

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