When I passed my NASM personal training exam, it changed the way I train, not just clients but myself too. The OPT model of personal training really allows for all types of goals, and if you are a runner or athlete then one of those components of the OPT model is SAQ – Speed, agility and quickness. This is a part of most training programs that gets severely overlooked. Yet, not only can it help prevent injury, help athletes get faster, but is also great for weight loss as it can TORCH CALORIES bigtime. So into my life came SAQ training with the agility ladder. I’ve been using the Endurance Pro agility ladder lately and will be using it in workouts this month. My video review can be found below, or on my Youtube Channel.
Pros of the Endurance Pro Agility Ladder
The Endurance Pro Agility Ladder is great for speed and agility training and with Amazon Prime you get free shipping, to your door, 2 day delivery. When you order the Endurance Pro agility ladder you get the ladder, carry case and a ladder drills eBook. So everything you need to get set up and going. The ladder itself is 15 feet long and has eight yellow rungs. Assembly was a breeze, in a minute or two I’d unwrapped it and had it on the floor ready to use.
Like I mentioned it does come with an eBook on agility ladder drills, but you can find some of the drills I did in the video review and in upcoming workouts this month as I’ll be using it for the workouts. It really doesn’t take up a whole lot of room, I used it on our poolside (where I do my workout videos) and it was fine. Plus I had room to run along the sides.
The agility ladder itself seemed really well made, strong sturdy rungs on the nylon straps. The agility ladder drills are great for those of you involved in sports like soccer, football, tennis, trail running, and more. Though sometimes it is hard to turn your brain off and get your legs to go where you want them to. Or maybe I’d just had a long day. It’s definitely tougher after a long day!
The agility ladder is also great for upper body work. Walking planks are great for total body but you can also use the rungs as placement for stepping planks, quick hands, plank jacks, burpees… well you get the idea. More of those to come in the workouts. I will say that the quick hands drill is MURDER! Such a sweat fest!
Cons of the Endurance Pro Agility Ladder
In all I really liked the Endurance Pro agility ladder. If I could change anything I’d make it longer. Add another couple of rungs in there for 10-12 ‘holes’ in the ladder. The other two agility ladders I’ve used have 11-12 rungs and honestly I think that is a great number. The other thing I’d change is having the ends of the straps secured so the rungs don’t slide off.
Endurance Pro vs SKLZ
Honestly comparing the Endurance Pro agility ladder to the “gold standard” of agility ladders: the SKLZ agility ladder (the one I currently use with my Personal Training clients), the SKLZ is way better.SKLZ is:
- Has more rungs
- Includes metal pegs to secure it to grass
- Includes carry case
- Ladder drills eBook
If I were recommending one over the other hands down I’d choose the SKLZ. So much so that I’m gonna leave this little button right here so you can go and get your SKLZ agility ladder Because right now it’s under $20! Which if you are building your home gym it’s a steal!
So if you’ve used an agility ladder what do you like about it?
If you haven’t are you eager to try it out?
Disclosure: It’s always my policy to make you aware that… I received this item for free in exchange for a fair and honest review, all opinions are my own. Also links in this post might be affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission from sales made through those links which means you may be supporting my yoga pant obsession.