This exercise to develop running and co-ordination skills uses a training ladder


  • Jog through the ladder placing each foot in every second space
  • Speed up as technique improves

Key Points

  • Run on the balls of the feet; keep the head up and the back straight
  • Synchronise arm and leg movement, i.e, lift the right knee and left arm simultaneously and vice versa
  • Bend the arms at the elbow and use an exaggerated high arm motion


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