Quicker On Your Feet
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.