- Apr 17, 2013
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Cardio does not particularly help agility. Agility is neurological, not somatic. Of course, cardio isn't going to hurt your agility at all. A wider range of movements will help your agility. So, yes, running, and lifting weights, is better for agility than doing one or the other, generally speaking. But neither, on its own, is particularly good for agility, since both are sets of closed skills. Overground running has a bit of an edge because it requires more adaptation as you are moving, being in a somewhat unpredictable environment, and being a cyclical skill. However, don't count on running to make any gains in agility. If you want gains in agility, play soccer, or squash, or something else that requires a lot of changes of direction, and adapting to the changing parameters of the activity.