Speed Ladder Skaters

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Speed Ladder Skaters

The speed ladder skaters should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the speed ladder skaters.

Beginning

Beginning Speed Ladder Drills

1. Maintain good posture throughout the exercise, good stability through the abdomen, and neutral spine angles.

2. Begin with a thorough dynamic warm up before starting this exercise; this engages the nervous system

Movement

Speed Ladder Drills Movement

1. Start on the side of the speed ladder, looking down the length of the ladder.

2. The movement will be side to side as you proceed through the ladder.

3. Begin on the right side of the ladder and place your left foot in the first rung of the ladder.

4. Then, quickly place the right foot into the first rung of the ladder.

5. The left foot steps out of the ladder on the left side, followed by the right foot, which swings behind the left foot with no weight transferred on the right leg (as shown).

6. Swing the right leg back into the second rung, followed by the left, step out with the right and swing the left leg behind the right with no weight on the left leg.

7. Continue this sequence through the remainder of the ladder.

Benefits

Speed Ladder Drills Benefits

They strengthen your joints, ligaments, and tendons while also improving three major fitness factors: speed, agility, and quickness. Incorporating agility ladder routines into your fitness program is also beneficial to your mental health! High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is what agility ladder drills are.

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