Speed is the ability to move the body, or a portion of the body, quickly.
When training you should think about exercises that will boost your:
- Reaction time
Drills are a great way of incorporating speed into your fitness training, if you play sport there are many team drills that can imitate the game that you play.
If training individually you can set yourself time limits on given activities such as a a 15-30 second sprint, decreasing the time in which you run an increasing distance.
Agility is the ability to precisely and quickly change direction or body position.
Being agile requires the use of a combination of skills:
Agility will enhance sporting performance and is important as your body becomes used to quick changes of direction and in movements.