Sparta Point) and agility (see Sparta Point) in the past. And, as we have learned, it always comes down to your movement signatureTM and angles.Speed and Agility. These are two elements of athleticism that are some of the most sought after. When it comes to training for speed and agility, coaches and athletes must consider how to be as efficient as possible with their training time and the movements that they use. We have talked extensively about speed (see
The CrossoverYour movement signatureTM is developed through precise strength training, based on your individual needs (see Sparta 101). The second way we train our athletes for better agility or change of direction movements is to create better angles, specifically mastering the crossover.
- Push through the outside edge of the foot
- Drive the knee and toe across the body
- Use the upper body to counterbalance the lower body and “flip the hips”
- Stick the landing with a square, stable base