Ty Terrell is one of the most “in the trenches” trainers that I know. He’s had experience coaching in the weight room, coaching basketball, and running speed & agility courses. He got his start in the fitness industry working under the great Lee Taft.
This guy knows a thing or two about athleticism, so when he talks, I listen.
I was able to get Ty to sit down for a question and answer session with us. I’ve repackaged this half hour conversation to make it flow better for you listeners out there.
Topics addressed include…
- Speed and agility periodization for a basketball player. (0:09)
- The basic speed and agility movements everyone needs to be able to perform well. (02:47)
- How to determine the appropriate height for an athletic stance. HINT: you don’t just “get low”. (05:20)
- Why sport-specific speed and agility training in the gym is a myth. (08:33)
- Why sport-specific speed and agility training in the gym is NOT a myth. (09:49)
- When to fix an athlete’s natural movement pattern. (13:26)
- Speed and agility work for baseball players. (17:14)
- A better term for “speed and agility”. (21:06)
- Using the weight room to develop speed and agility. (21:48)
- How to train speed and agility in professional athletes. (28:51)
Get ready to laugh and learn something.
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