Agility Ladder Training for Running Backs

Aaron King

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The agility ladder is a highly effective tool for the running back position.  Any athlete that has played running back knows it requires as much, if not more footwork and quickness than any position on the football field.  There is a wide range of speed and agility drills that running backs need to work on, but the agility ladder drills should be a regular part of a running back’s regimen.

How often should a Running Back do the Agility Ladder?

4-5 Times a week.

This means that ladder drills should be incorporated into every workout.  If it is a speed training day, the agility ladder should be used with a heavier dose.  Ladder drills serve as a great transition from the warm-up into high-speed training.

Adding the OverSpeed Cable will increase the training intensity and this should be considered a larger part of your workout.

The agility ladder can be used on weight days as well.  This can be part of the warm-up or at the end of weights.

The speed and intensity you train at will increase your results

What should running backs focus on?

Execution.  Just like any football play.  Practice makes permanent.  If the footwork on the agility ladder is done with the precision form, quickness will transfer to the field.

It is very important running backs challenge themselves to increase the speed of each drill.  Speed of movement must be increased as correctly as it can to produce growth and quickness.

Remember:  Go as fast as you can under control

You have every day to prepare.

-Coach King

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