Boxing Footwork Ladder Drills

April 23, 2019

 

Most of the people who start boxing mainly focus on improving the power and quickness of their punches. However, there is an essential factor that they usually neglect. The footwork!

 

Defensive footwork is just as important as offensive jabs in boxing—maybe even more so as it helps you avoid incoming punches while landing clean ones.

By using an agility ladder, boxers can improve not just their speed but also their coordination and balance. You don’t have to be a professional boxer, or even an athlete, to benefit from incorporating agility ladder drills into your workout routine.

 

What are the benefits of speed ladder drills for boxing?

These exercises develop your coordination and balance. Also, they make your feet quicker, and you can control your body better. This way, you can get more quickly into a position where you can avoid the punches of the opponent or get to a point to hit him more effectively. If you see one of the matches of Floyd Mayweather, you will see how he uses his expert footwork to dominate in the ring.

I’m sure now you want to see some footwork exercises with the agility ladder. Here they are. Just watch the video below.

 

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