Speed, Agility, and Quickness (SAQ) Training

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Speed is

the ability to move the body in one intended direction as fast as possible

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Speed =

stride rate x stride length

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Speed training has

implications for power and force production, particularly of the lower limbs

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Agility is

the ability to start (or accelerate), stop (or decelerate and stabilize), and change direction quickly - while maintaining proper posture

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Agility trainining can

enhance eccentric neuromuscular coordination, dynamic flexibility, dynamic postural control, functional core strength, and prioprioception

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Quickness (or reaction time) is

the ability to react and change body position with maximal rate of force production - in all planes of motion and from all body positions, during functional activity

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Stride rate

number of strides taken in a given amount of time/distance

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Stride length

distance covered with each stride

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Frontside mechanics

proper alignment of lead leg and pelvis during sprinting

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Backside mechanices

proper alignment of rear leg and pelvis during sprinting

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Individuals from a variety of populations find SAQ training

fun and invigorating, increasing exercise compliance, adherence, and effectiveness

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Youth clients

Follow the snake

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Weight loss clients

Circuit: jump rope, cone shuffle, ladder drills

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Senior clients

Stand-up to figure 8