Sniper Agility Fitness
Improving your reflexes is also a great way to increase your ability on the playing field. Increasing your reaction time can have an incredible effect on your game. Reacting unexpectedly and heading off your opponents before they see you are sure ways to win any competition.
The following workout recommendations are simple, basic training skills that will help you improve your speed and agility.
Cross Country Running (in other words, running in the woods)
Running through nature is a great way to learn to expect the unexpected. Foliage, ditches, natural changes in the landscape will all work against you, causing you to remain alert and careful–thus improving your agility. Your body will be forced to work in unpredictable ways in order to get through uneven terrain, or unexpected changes. The key to this exercise is to run as fast as you can. You want to train your mind to react quickly.
Solo Wall Bounce
Stand in front of any wall with any ball and bounce it against the wall, catching it on its return. By hitting the wall at different speeds and angles, you can give yourself a great workout and really train your body to react in a variety of stances.
Yes, like the standard ones your high school coaches made you suffer through, but taken up a notch. Drop down with your hands on the floor. Raising your butt in the air and on the balls of your feet, begin jogging in place. You’ll begin to stretch out your calves and your plantar (bottoms) of your feet. Your thighs will get a great workout which will serve to stabilize you when you need to slow down to a dead still stalk. Once you master the skill, increase the speed.
And, I can’t believe I’m saying this but….
You’re welcome. Now you have an excuse. To improve your visual speed under dire circumstances, using a video game can really make a difference. It’s the perfect way to enhance response reaction and visual perception. Try something that is difficult and challenging for you, something you haven’t mastered yet. Do this 2 days a week, for 30 minutes.
This can literally be done in your basement, garage, rec room, gym or backyard.
Determine your goals. Set a schedule. Stick to it.