Quicker On Your Feet

Men's Health (Singapore) - - BULLETINS -

Could fancy-foot­work drills im­prove your men­tal dex­ter­ity? A study in The Jour­nal Of Strength And Con­di­tion­ing

Re­search re­ports that agility train­ing can boost brain per­for­mance. Peo­ple who did cone drills, lad­der drills, shut­tle runs and other agility rou­tines three times a week for six weeks raised their scores on a mem­ory test by 11 per cent. Such ex­er­cise may pro­mote for­ma­tion of new synapses in the cere­bel­lum, pos­si­bly im­prov­ing cog­ni­tive func­tion as a re­sult, the re­searchers say. No cones? Try do­ing high-knee skips and skater hops, says trainer Tony Gen­til­core. Do 5 rep­e­ti­tions per leg of each ex­er­cise, rest 30 to 45 sec­onds, and re­peat. Do this 3 to 5 times.

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