The agility ladder is a great tool to use for training for children as well as inexpensive and easy to use.  Ladders can range from chalk drawings outside to using a dry erase marker, duct tape inside and sports tape inside a gym.  Kids love the equipment and they can easily shuffle, crawl, jump or hop through each rung as they practice their math facts, spelling words, grammar or multiple guess questions.

agility ladder

Ladders work both the core and lower body. Lateral shuffles primarily work the muscles in your butt, hips, and thighs. This includes the transverse abdominous — the deepest layer of the abdominal muscles — the glutes, hip abductors, quadriceps, hamstrings, hip adductors, calf and shin muscles. The secondary muscles worked are the erector spine, which is the muscles in your lower back running alongside your spine, and the obliques.  You’ll be working your calves and hamstrings, quads, glutes and abdominals the entire time, not to mention your heart and lungs while building muscular support around joints.

Basic moves of the ladder that facilitate learning or running, skipping, jumping, hopping, pushups that go in and out of the ladder rungs, skipping rungs in and out. These moves can be done lateral and horizontal.

The ladder is a fantastic fitness tool that can double to enhance kinetic learning the classroom!

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Christina Chapan

Christina Chapan

Christina Lee Steele Chapan is a certified personal trainer with four certifications from ISSA ACE, AFAA and SCW. She specializes with fitness for children and those adults and children with special needs. In addition to attaining her certifications, she is also a certified elementary and special education school teacher with a B.S. in Elementary Education, a minor in Biblical Studies from North Central University, an endorsement in Special Education, and an M.A. in Curriculum and Development from Governors State University. Her passion is for training the future of tomorrow. She is available for training, speaking and writing.
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