This probably has another name, but let’s stick with the four-point agility blitz…
In 2010, Forbes magazine listed squash as the healthiest sport on Earth based on several criteria relating to general fitness. There was a documentary doing the rounds back in 2008 of current World #2 Nick Matthew undergoing rehab and training after shoulder surgery which had him sidelined for 12 months. His training regime was so intense and brutal, most sessions ended in vomit. 12 months later, he won the British Open, the premier Squash event in the World. The four-point agility blitz was born on the squash …
The Illinois Agility Test is a simple agility benchmark which determines how quickly and efficiently participants can move through a weaving running course. It is not a particularly equipment-intensive routine which makes it easy to set up in a backyard, gym room, or park.
The Illinois Agility Test requires the following equipment:
A rectangular space of 10 metres long x 5 metres wide.
Four markers to weave in and out of – shoes will work fine if you don’t have traffic cones or domes. Place markers in a straight line, evenly, down the middle of the space you will