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Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics

200px-Boston_Celtics.svgIn 2007, we got a call from Walter Norton (Strength Coach at the time) from the Boston Celtics to order a Jacobs Ladder. We would like to think this was the major reason for their NBA Championship in 2008 (and that it had nothing to do with getting Garnett and Allen). In 2011, we got another call from current Strength Coach Bryan Doo requesting a Jacobs Ladder for star forward Paul Pierce in his new home in Calabassas, CA. A 2010 Wall Street Journal article added the following:

Mr. Pierce also uses the Jacobs Ladder, a machine that looks like a ladder tilted at a 40-degree angle. The angle takes stress off of the lower back and the faster Mr.… [Read More]

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Jacobs Ladder International

It’s amazing how time flies, but we have been selling Jacobs Ladder around the world for almost eight years now. In the past five years we sell internationally through two great companies, Altantis Strength Equipment (Canada) and World Sales Alliance (all other international orders). We are now in 28 countries around the world:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Australia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Poland
  • India
  • Korea
  • Hong Kong (People’s Republic of China)
  • United Kingdom
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Qatar
  • Netherlands
  • Taiwan
  • Columbia
  • Vietnam
  • U.A.E.
  • Jordan
  • Israel
  • Belgium
  • Ukraine
  • Malta

To place your international order call:
Canada (Atlantis): 450.664.2285 or [email protected]
Other International (World Sales Alliance): 847.426.2627 or [email protected][Read More]

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The Biggest Loser and Jacobs Ladder Connection

A lot of people ask us how we got on NBC’s Biggest Loser. Although we would like to think it is because of all the PR efforts we make after ‘Crazy Idea Days’, the real story is that the relationship started when Joe Dowdell (owner of Peak Performance in NYC) purchased a Jacobs Ladder in February of 2009. The Biggest Loser host Jillian Michaels was working out at his gym at the time and fell in love with the Ladder. When she came back to The Ranch, she put it on her Wish List. In March of 2009, we got a call requesting four Jacobs Ladders and the rest is history. Thanks Joe and Jillian for being a part of our journey!… [Read More]

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Jacobs Ladder Extreme Climbing. A Good or Bad Thing?

987356_badge_isolatedMany people write emails to us asking why we don’t hold online competitions on our machines. The reason is that we are a company based on the philosophy of making people healthier. Although we would like to encourage people to reach their personal fitness goals (and sometimes a little competitive motivation is a good thing), we don’t want them to over-extend beyond what is beneficial for their body. Be careful when comparing your personal limits to what others report and always trust the advice from your personal trainer or therapist. Having said that, we have had people email us with some remarkable accomplishments on Jacobs Ladder.… [Read More]

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Army Excited About New Jacobs Ladders at Ft. Drum

size0“And do not underestimate the Jacobs Ladder. It is a mean one.”
– Sgt. Marco Pena

We don’t usually think of Jacobs Ladder as a ‘mean one’.  We like to think of it as the best cardiovascular workout you can get in the amount of time spent.  But, if Sgt. Marco Pena of Fort Drum, NY wants to call it a ‘mean one’, then who are we to argue?  Recently, Fort Drum purchased 20 Jacobs Ladder for their newest fitness facility bringing the total number of Jacobs Ladders at that site to 25.  This is the second most Jacobs Ladders at any one military facility that we know of.  … [Read More]

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Is Jacobs Ladder Hard On Your Back?

We get the question all of the time at trade shows, “Isn’t Jacobs Ladder hard on your back?”. Actually, it’s the opposite. Jacobs Ladder is designed to not only take stress off of the lower back, but is designed to strengthen those areas of the back that are liable to de-stabilization and injury. Let me explain.

Most ladders you climb are pitched at a steep angle. The reason we designed the Jacobs Ladder at a mild 40 degree angle is to place the spine in a more neutral position and take stress off of the lower back. The workout is also low impact for the back, maintaining a positive climbing motion so there is no ‘bouncing’ that you may see on a treadmill or elliptical machine.… [Read More]

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Two More Professional Sports Teams Add Jacobs Ladder

Just got orders from the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Bears in the past few weeks for Jacobs Ladder. Go Bears and Go Jays! This brings us up to 13 professional sports teams now enjoying the incredible training benefits of the JL:

Boston Celtics
Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Indians
Dallas Cowboys
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Royals
Miami Dolphins
New York Yankees
Orlando Predators
Tennessee Titans
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays… [Read More]

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Jacobs Ladder premiers at East Bank Club in Chicago, IL

We just got back from Chicago this week, where we helped Gretchen Collins (Director of Fitness) at the East Bank Club introduce Jacobs Ladder to its trainers and clientele. As you may already know, East Bank Club is one of the largest fitness facilities in the world. It is a beautiful facility in the heart of downtown Chicago and attracts Chicago’s finest. They recently purchased Jacobs Ladder and asked us to come in to introduce it to the club. It was a great day and we wanted to thank Gretchen and East Bank Club for having us!… [Read More]

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Anaerobic Training for Weight Loss

stopwatch2Anaerobic exercise (interval training) has been used for decades to train athletes. However, in the past several years, fitness experts have found that anaerobic exercise can be used as an important segment in weight loss. According to , anaerobic activity can burn 9 times as much body fat for every calorie expended as compared to aerobic exercise. explains why anaerobic interval training is a perfect balance for weight loss, “Working at a low aerobic level is comfortable, but it burns very few calories. Exercising at a very high energy level burns lots of calories, but you can only physically maintain that level for a few minutes before you are forced to stop.”

Here are a couple great articles that are simple, easy to understand and to the point:

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The GI Joe Workout Trains You Like an Action Hero

Want to train like a Hollywood action star? recently profiled Platoon Fitness founder Mike Smaltz, who was asked by Paramount Pictures to develop the GI Joe Workout in honor of their recent movie GI Joe: Retaliation .

In the article, Mike shares, “So here’s how it works: There are 10 exercises on the to-do list. You’re generally on a team of 2-3 people and you’re racing against the clock. The first exercise is to complete 500 feet as a team on the Jacobs Ladder, and your last exercise is a ¼ mile hill sprint done by the whole team. The other eight exercises on the list can be completed in any order, so if someone on your team is feeling weak in the legs after 25 “loaded slides,” then it might be a good idea to tackle the 30 pull-ups next – you get the jist?”

Way to go Mike!… [Read More]

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