Many people think that the word “exercise” is only associated with “gym” and “running”. However, in order to keep our bodies agile and coordinated over the years and to prevent the most common injuries, it is essential to carry out a series of activities that develop some skills that would otherwise be forgotten.
Exercises to improve agility and coordination
To achieve our goal, we can carry out a series of exercises that will help us feel more agile in our daily activities.
An adult version of “Hopscotch ” in which we perform the same type of jumping with one foot, changes of foot and movements to separate and join our legs is a good way to start. In this case we will keep our arms raised during exercise. Making a line on the ground in a park or even on our own hardly supposes an economic expense. We will do this exercise three times one way and another so many back to complete a series. The total block will be finished when we have made three sets.
Another exercise that develops our agility and speed consists of drawing a straight line on the ground. The dynamics are as follows: we must make jumps with the feet together along the line for about thirty seconds. Like the previous exercise, we will do it three times round and round to complete a series and the total block will be over when we have done three sets. These activities develop our ability and muscular response, endurance and coordination. In the end, they are a great alternative to other cardiovascular improvement exercises like running. A complementary option to this exercise is to leave aside the line at each jump.
We can also develop our agility by moving sideways with the knees flexed between two points. Start by placing the nearest hand on the starting point and move with great intensity until the mark on the other side – about five meters is enough – and return to the starting point until you touch the mark with your hand. Repeating the exercise ten times will help us develop agility and balance.
The use of cones, low fences, stairs on the ground and circuits of agility and speed are alternatives to the exercises we have seen. These, in addition, in addition to needing an economic outlay, also need that those who are going to execute them are in a minimum of physical form that avoids injuries and other type of joint and muscular damages.
If we have decided to start a training routine to improve our agility and coordination we must start little by little. If we are not used to doing sport sports, jumps should be smooth and movements closely controlled.
No matter the age or the physical level, each and every one of the exercises that we have seen can adapt to the abilities of the person who is going to execute them. Our body has been designed for work and our genes are eager to perform physical exercise. The sooner we start, the sooner we will see the benefits it brings us and we will feel rewarded in the coming years.