60 Second Pickleball Lessons - Fast Feet, for warming up and staying loose
Today's 60 Second Lesson is by Kevin Walker. Kevin is a rising 5.0 player for Team Onix and Team Hydrant, and comes to us from his backyard in Shephardstown, West Virginia!
He calls it 'fast feet', but Kevin can often be seen jumping rope on the side of the pickleball court and here's why:
It's a great warmup exercise, as it gets your fast-twitch muscles firing and ready to react, AND because you have the ability to change the cadence of your jumping, you're in control of the effort output. This fast feet drill can be done outside of matches to help strengthen those fast-twitch muscles (for future games!).
- Try fast feet before matches to warm up
- Do this between matches to stay loose
- Alternate between single leg jumping on both sides to activate all leg muscles
- Turn up the speed when you're ready