Pros: helps with agility and balance
Cons: flexible plastic that might break, the warranty
Why I bought the SKLZ Quick Ladder Pro
Two gyms ago they had a circuit area in which they had a ladder. This was the first time I had seen this fitness tool. I left my most recent gym because I wasn’t getting my $82.00 worth of fitness and we have a fitness room downstairs. Of course I am now buying more gizmos for the room. As I get older my balance is getting worse. I thought the SKLZ Chrome Quick Ladder Pro Agility Ladder would be helpful. This is much too much for me. It costs me $60.00, which is reasonable for the right audience (You can find it for less at amazon.com) but I would be better off with the SKLZ Quick Ladder Training Aid, which costs half the price. I will be returning the Pro Agility Ladder.
Please note that although the word Chrome is on the bag and in the product title, there is no chrome on this product.
About the Quick Ladder Pro
It comes with a great bag. The reason for this bag is because ideally this ladder would be used for high school or college athletes who might be taking it from home to school or to the gym or to the football field or park.
The bag has two heavy duty rope-type straps so it can be worn as a back pack. It is black and measures about 22-inches long by 15-inches wide. It closes securely by pulling the two ropes on each side. This bag is called the SackPack DLX carry bag.
It comes with 4, 5-inch hooks that are made so the ladder won’t move around on grass if that is where it is brought. There are small, plastic triangles in which these hooks go
The Pro Agility Ladder is 20-feet long by 20-inches wide so you will need a long space for it inside. It has 15 rungs. Each rung is black on white plastic. The black rubber like tread is non-slip. The white plastic on which it sits is strong but can for sure break. Each rung is attached with black heavy duty webbing, which really is heavy duty. The Pro Ladder weighs five pounds so it is easy to carry.
There is a limited 90-day warranty. This is made in China.
Let’s use it
The SKLZ Quick Pro Ladder has no instructions. It is possible that it is just missing from my box but the box doesn't note instructions inside.
I know how to use it so that was fine for me. On the box you are directed to a website, which shows the various movements.
The purpose of the ladder is to strengthen the core, which I can feel is working because I am trying to keep my balance. It claims to improve quickness through the process of striking my foot quickly between the rungs. It helps improve speed going side to side and helps with direction change. I agree with these claims. I do believe working with this ladder is terrific for the basketball or football player or ice hockey player and other types of athletes.
There are many ways to use this ladder. I step really quickly in each space between the rungs with both feet and then go on to the next and the next. I start from the outside and jump inside and then out and then inside the next space and then out. I do a skating-type move from the side of the ladder into the spaces. There are many moves and really you can make up your own that feel good and helpful to use.
Jo’s Final Thoughts
Although I am better off with the less expensive and shorter ladder, the Pro Agility Ladder is great for the athlete. I think it is affordable but look around. I paid a premium at Dick’s!
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