Johns Hopkins Medicine recently reported that "Trendy exercises come and go, just like trendy clothing and foods. Whether you should join in depends on your interest, motivation and fitness level. “Different things work well for different people,” says Johns Hopkins cardiologist Seth Martin, M.D.
“What’s great is that there are so many options today that make working out more of a fun or social activity than a daily chore.” (source)
“There’s no one way to work out,” Martin says. For heart health, what matters is that you meet, and ideally exceed, the CDC guidelines to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week, he says.
Orthopedic ONE'S Sport physicians also reported multiple benefits of using our Agility ladder set. (source)
- Improves Speed, your ability to move in one direction as fast as possible
- Improves Agility, your ability to accelerate, decelerate, and change directions
- Improves Quickness & Explosiveness, your ability to react or switch positions rapidly
- Great For Heart Health. Agility ladder drills get your heart pumping and are a great form of cardio. The Centers for Disease Control recommends a minimum of 150 minutes of heart-pumping cardio per week; agility ladder training can certainly be a part of that!
- Burns Tons Of Calories. Agility ladder drills are considered a type of high intensity interval training. You typically blast fat and burn more calories than you would doing most lower-intensity, steady-state cardio activities.
- Keeps You Mentally Sharp. Agility ladder drills require you to focus up and concentrate, connecting your brain to your body. This type of improved coordination not only benefits your daily life, but keeps your mind fresh!
Aside from that, they're the ideal type of cross-training for almost any other workout you're currently doing. Why? They improve three important fitness factors: speed, agility, and quickness, as well as ligament, joint and tendon strength.