This week in Military Muscle, columnist Bob Thomas writes about drills that’ll help you develop better balance and quicker feet. Bob says:
Few pieces of fitness equipment can be used immediately by anyone who walks through the door.
But one thing can be used by the young or old, for sport-specific or general purposes, whether they’re fully functional or regaining functionality. It can be used to improve balance or to go to the next competitive level — even to sharpen your dance rhythm.
It’s called the agility ladder.
You can buy one for less than $50 from any general fitness company or make your own with two diameters of rope or cord.
Demonstrating this week’s workout is Marine Capt. AJ Cillo. Cillo, 27, is a ground supply officer and an ultrarunner. Last month, agility and quick feet helped him finish the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100-miler in 25 hours, 23 minutes for 20th overall. (Photo by Mike Morones, photo illustration by John Harman)
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