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“W” Drill

Change-of-direction (COD) drills offer significant cardiovascular conditioning effects due to the constant stop & go requirements. Depending on the work-to-rest ratio (my work is your rest or more rest with more people) will determine the extent of challenge to the breathing rate, which then determines the effects on endurance and stamina. 

COD’s allow the family to work together in a relatively small area—emphasizing conditioning and teamwork—cheering each other on.

W Drill:

Layout a “W” configuration with cones or markers at each junction or transition point. The spaces can be 3-5 yards apart—depending on space available or desired conditioning effect. Options include run, shuffle, back pedal, run; shuffle to each transition point; back pedal, run, back pedal, run.

Remember, you should always consult your physician before beginning any exercise, diet, or nutritional supplementation program.

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