AGILITY ULTIMATELY sets apart the great athletes from the average ones. Watch Steph Curry or Devin Hester break ankles on their way to epic scores, and it’s obvious: They’re not the biggest guys in the game, but they move so fast and so fluidly that they’re almost impossible to defend.
Agility is defined as an athlete’s ability to accelerate in a target direction as fast as possible, decelerate in that same direction, plant, and reposition body mass appropriately to effectively reaccelerate in a new direction—all within a matter of seconds. If an athlete can’t do that, they’re not only at a distinct disadvantage but also more likely to be injured.
The good news: While you might not have agility like Curry or Hester, you can always train yourself to get a little bit closer to that level.