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Exercises to Increase Agility: Short Sprints

Woman doing short sprints.

The following exercise helps to increase your ease and quickness of movement. It copies complex movements.

Note: Always warm up before and cool down after exercising. Stop any exercise that causes pain.

Here are the steps for the short sprints:

  • Sprint forward 10 to 15 feet. Stop. Feel your muscles absorb the shock.

  • Sprint backward the same distance. Stop.

  • Go forward again.

  • Continue for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Gradually increase your distance, speed, and total exercise time.

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