What The Hell Is the Speed Ladder For?
One of our favorite pieces of equipment in the gym is the speed ladder. It’s so simple but so effective.
We use the speed ladder not to just improve your dance moves or bring you back to your hopscotch days but to help you develop a variety of skills.
The speed ladder is an excellent way to:
Warm-up your entire body, ultimately helping you avoid injuries
Improve your coordination and agility
Improve your brain function
Provide a cardio workout
Ladder drills get your heart pumping and are a great form of cardio; we typically use them for a short period of time during a Group Fitness class or as part of the skills section of our Group Personal Training. These drills can be an integral part of a warm-up or even a High-Intensity Interval Workout. It all depends on your intensity.
When we say full-body workout, we don’t just mean your heart and muscles. Speed ladder drills connect your brain and your body, requiring you to focus and concentrate. Feel like you lack body awareness? The speed ladder can help you improve that! Studies even show that drills that work your coordination are good for brain health as you age. Maybe you should bring a speed ladder home to Grandma over the holidays!