I am quick
For the past couple of weeks, I called on an old standby:
Used to train speed and agility by basketball players, this kind of work-out is of benefit to anyone who would like to improve their overall quickness, and cardio.
Best of all, all you need is a pair of running shoes, and some space to run!
Back when I was still competing, we did similar drills on the ice, but called them hockey lines. Hockey lines were completed after every run through of our solo, and in on-ice conditioning classes.
I headed down to the local tennis courts with my canine partner in crime, so we could enjoy the Vancouver sunshine while I got my speed on.
Divide your space into 4 sections. These can be marked by lines on the ground (like those found in a gymnasium), or marked by items such as pylons, placed where you want them.
From the starting line, sprint to the first object. Touch down, and without stopping, immediately sprint back to your starting point. Next, sprint past the first object to the second object, again changing direction quickly, and returning to the start position.
Repeat until you have run to and from each marker, in succession, finishing with the closest marker.
Following my final drill, I completed 5 sets of 10 squats/10 lunges to round out the work-out, and bring me up to a full 30 minutes.
At which point Pato & I were proper knackered. Try it! I’m sure you’ll see why 😉
Do you love it?!?