Fitness | Training | Jun 02 2018

The key to footwork drills

Tony Jeffries demonstrates five drills to work on your footwork with an agility ladder
Manny Pacquiao
Senator and boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao shadow boxes during his training inside the Elorde gym in Pasay city, metro Manila  |  Action Images

IT’S funny that the agility ladder has been around for years, but it’s not used much in boxing training. I think that is because some boxing coaches are too old school, so they don’t see the point of it if they didn’t use it when they were up and coming.

It is an amazing piece of equipment that I think will benefit every single boxer no matter what your style is.

Footwork is by far the most important thing in a boxer’s arsenal. Take a look at all the great fighters past and present and you’ll see that their footwork is amazing. I made this video for coaches and fighters to see some of the drills you can do with the ladder. In fact, you don’t even need a ladder! You can use tape, or even paint the ladder on the floor.


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