Perform great Ladder drills to work on many different areas of the body for athletic development. The drills in the video above provide an opportunity to mix things up and have some fun. As you watch the drills in this video you can see how we are able to target so many different training elements in a short period of time:
- Multi-directional movement
- Hip development
We have also added the basketball and reverse direction as well as Myosource Ultimate Kinetic Bands in the above speed ladder drills. Carrying the basketball, football, or other ball while performing the ladder drills forces the athletes to do a better job of keeping the hips inline, plus we want to work on keeping the head up so we can see and anticipate the action on the court. Athletes tend to keep their head down in order to watch their footwork. Make sure to keep your head up throughout the entire drill. The reverse or backwards sequence requires much more focus and concentration in order to keep the feet moving and maintain great body form, balance and position. We want to finish off each speed ladder drills sequence by moving right into a basketball or other athletic move incorporating passing, receiving a pass, controlled cuts and picking up a loose ball on the floor and taking it to the basket. These basketball players are maximizing their training results by wearing the Myosource Ultimate Kinetic Bands (resistance bands) to combine skill development with speed training, strength training, sprint training and conditioning training. The Ultimate Kinetic Bands help develop leg, hip and core strength to enhance their ability to develop great footwork, which includes quick feet and great foot movement on the court.
Using Myosource Ultimate Kinetic Bands during speed training using a speed ladder is great for increasing speed and quickness. Quickness, first step and change of direction are very important for all sports. Training with the ultimate kinetic Bands allows athletes to use the Kinetic Bands during core training along with sport specific skills. The bands will not limit or restrict any movements so athletes are able to train like they want to play. The bands put tension on the muscles in each movement causing each one to contract and react. The quick the muscles react and contract the quicker you will be.
Benefits of Ultimate Kinetic Bands / Resistance Bands
- Affordable - the cost is minimal
- Levels of resistance for the beginner to the elite athlete
- Full body work - save time performing a variety of fun exercises
- Pack and go – gym in a bag – the bands do not take up space and are easy to throw in your suitcase to exercise at home, in a hotel, basically anywhere and anytime
- May be used in combination with a speed ladder or other exercise equipment
- You do not need a spotter – find to workout alone
- Do not restrict or limit movements