Running is a great way to build muscle and stamina, but it takes the right speed ladder drills and ladder exercises to take your athleticism to the next level. Now don't worry — ladder drills can be intense, but they're not hard to set up. With the right agility ladder set, you'll have a step up on training in no time (thank you, thank you). But not all agility ladders are the same — the kind of ladder drills you do depend on the agility ladder you purchase. That's why we are so important to your speed ladder shopping, if we say so ourselves (and we do). It's low-key one of the most helpful items on our Training & Recovery page.
One of the most popular agility ladder varieties is the football ladder, which is a great training ladder for first-step explosiveness and quickness. The SKLZ Quick Ladder Sports Trainer is one of the best agility ladder options on the market, and though it looks simple, it lets you run all sorts of agility ladder drills (including those footwork drills you see athletes do on TV). Plus, the training ladder comes with spokes to help you keep it in the ground, so you can focus on your agility ladder drills, not constantly fixing the hardware.
For ladder drills more focused on high stepping, you'll want to opt for a hurdle-based speed and agility ladder. With the Sportspeed 2-in-1 kit, you'll get to focus on lower body strength and quick-turning ability — and you'll, ever so briefly, feel like you're flying over each speed ladder during your ladder run. So it's really a two-for-one: you get a great workout from your speed agility ladder, as well as the feeling of flying (or at least gliding) through the air over your workout ladder. If that's not an endorsement for running agility ladder drills, we don't know what is!
You don't have to join a gym to get a great workout, and ladder workout products can be a part of a complete at-home gym. Ladder exercises help build speed, stamina, and explosiveness, which will only help enhance your other exercises. And with our free shipping over $35, you'll be jumping to get tons of other stuff from our awesome selection of sporting goods.