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Agility-This Article Explains Everything you need to know about Agility

Posted by Sean Turner on   Contents of Article Summary What is Agility? Why is Agility important for Sports? How to Measure Agility? Issues with Measuring Agility Future Research Take Home Messages References About the Author Comments Summary Though the terms ‘agility’ and ‘change of direction speed’ are often used interchangeably, recent knowledge has distinctively separated the two. Put simply, agility involves reactive abilities in unpredictable environments, whilst change of direction speed focuses purely on physical ability and is typically performed in pre-planned environments. This infers that traditional agility tests (e.g. t-test and pro-agility) are not actually capable of measuring agility, and thus should...

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