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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. Talk with your healthcare provider before starting any type of physical activity.

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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