Agility & Speed

Agility & speed is necessary for athletes and individuals who actively engage in physical activity and or sports. These individuals often depend on these abilities to increase their overall performance. Quickly and gracefully, both mental and physical skills are often a key element towards overcoming challenges related to the individual’s specific sport.

The key to improving agility is to minimize the loss of speed when redirecting the body’s center of gravity. Rapid change drills that change direction forward, backward, vertically, and laterally will help improve an individual’s agility and flexibility by training your body to make these changes in moving more quickly.

Dr. Jimenez describes various stretches and exercises utilized to enhance agility and speed throughout his collection of articles, focusing largely on the benefits of fitness and occasional injuries or conditions resulting from overexertion.

Improve Breathing Techniques for Optimal Exercise Performance

Can improving breathing patterns help further fitness and optimize overall health for individuals who walk for exercise? Improve Breathing and… Read More

March 21, 2024

Training for Long Distance Walking: Building Mileage Gradually

For individuals training for long distance walking marathons and/or events, can focusing on building a walking foundation, then increasing mileage… Read More

February 23, 2024

How Jumping Rope Benefits Health and Fitness

Individuals trying to get and stay in shape can find it difficult to get a regular workout. Can jumping rope… Read More

September 26, 2023

Calisthenics Resistance Training

Can adding calisthenics resistance training to a fitness routine provide health benefits like flexibility, balance, and coordination? Calisthenics Resistance Training… Read More

August 15, 2023

Improve Range of Motion: EP Wellness Doctor Rx

Range of motion - ROM measures the movement around a joint or body part. When stretching or moving certain body… Read More

June 7, 2023

Engaging The Core: EP Wellness and Functional Medicine Clinic

The body's core muscles are used for stability, balance, lifting, pushing, pulling, and movement. Engaging the core muscles means bracing… Read More

May 5, 2023

Mountain Biking Training Beginners: Wellness Doctor Rx

Mountain and trail biking is a fun way to exercise. Mountain biking requires total body/core strength, explosive power, balance, endurance,… Read More

April 10, 2023

Field Hockey Conditioning: EP Wellness and Functional Medicine

Field hockey is one of the world's oldest team sports, dating back to the classical Greek era. It also is… Read More

February 16, 2023

Table Tennis Health Benefits: EP Wellness and Functional Medicine

Table tennis is a sport that individuals of all ages and abilities can play. The small scale and reduced movement… Read More

January 16, 2023

Agility Enhancement: EP Wellness Functional Medicine Team

Agility is the ability to accelerate, decelerate, stabilize, and quickly change directions with proper form and posture. Everyone, athletes and… Read More

January 4, 2023