This exercise to develop running skills uses a training ladder


  • March through the ladder at walking pace, placing each foot in every second space
  • Speed up as technique improves

Key Points

  • Ensure the ladder is properly laid out; reset it if necessary before each ‘go’
  • Stand upright with the head up
  • Synchronise arm and leg movement, i.e. lift the right knee and right arm simultaneously and vice versa


  • An inventory of equipment to support ABC exercises is available in the Resources section