Agility & Changing Direction QuicklyThe ability to change direction quickly or agility in Judo could be described as the difference between being the thrower or the thrown. Here is some research that, if performed under the right personal trainer, could help change which one of the above you are.
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Chris Beardsley says that "Long-term training studies are still catching up with these biomechanical investigations, but we can already see that eccentric strength is able to improve force production preferentially in the deceleration phase of COD tasks, which may be key to enhancing agility. Hopefully, future studies will also investigate the impact of other specific strength qualities, such as maximum strength, horizontally-directed strength, and strength at long muscle lengths."