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LSU Study proves “Its easier to work harder on Jacobs Ladder”

LSU Study proves “Its easier to work harder on Jacobs Ladder”

A study just completed at Louisiana State University has concluded with statistically significant data that Jacobs Ladder uses less RPE (Relative Perceived Exertion) while offering a greater Energy Expenditure (Calorie Burn) and lower impact on joints than a similar workout on a treadmill.

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Jacobs Ladder Used to Train Olympic Athletes

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With the Winter Olympics opening this week in Sochi, US athletes are climbing into top condition on Jacobs Ladders. Olympic athletes who train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO have been using Jacobs Ladder to train since 2011. Many more use it in their personal training sessions. The Low-Impact, High Intensity nature of Jacobs Ladder offers high level athletes a way of building anaerobic capacity and fast muscle twitch without beating up joints. The results have been so good that the USOC just ordered 4 more Jacobs Ladders two weeks ago. GO TEAM USA!!!!!… [Read More]

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ACSM Announces the Top Fitness Trends for 2014

For the first time in seven years, a new trend has topped the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) annual list of fitness trends.

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) was named the top trend for 2014, taking the spot from educated and experienced fitness professionals. The list was based on a survey completed by more than 3,800 fitness professionals, and the results were released in “Now Trending: Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2014,” an article published in ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal.

Other trends that made the top 10 are body weight training, educated and experienced fitness professionals, strength training, exercise and weight loss, personal training, fitness programs for older adults, functional fitness and group personal training and yoga.… [Read More]

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Stairway – Differences between Stairway and other stair climbers:

When we decided to design a stair climber three years ago, we did it because we felt like we had an opportunity to offer the same Jacobs Ladder technology in a stair machine. However, today, there are a number of stair climbers out there, some good, some not so good. The Stairway offers a self-powered, self-paced workout. Just like on Jacobs Ladder, you control your own speed. It has a lower step height than other commercial stair climbers and a lower ceiling height requirement. It has a normal 8.5 “ step with 4 stairs visible to the user. It carries a 4 Year Parts, 1 Year Labor Warranty and is a lower cost than other commercial stair machines.… [Read More]

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Different Types of Intervals

On Jacobs Ladder, start out with a 2 minute warm-up at 60-70 feet per minute. Then, in 1-minute intervals, go for 90-95 feet per minute for 1 minute using the hand over hand movement of the rungs. For the next minute, slow down to below 55 feet per minute with hands on side rails. Using the side rails will bring down your heart rate. Repeat this for as many intervals as you can.

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Cardio Circuit

Ever wonder why there are TV’s in the cardio section of a health club but very few in the strength section? CARDIO CAN BE BORING. We use TV’s to take our mind off of it. So, instead of working out on one cardio machine for 20-30 minutes. Pick 3 or 4 different machines (Treadmill, Jacobs Ladder, Stairclimber, Elliptical) and do 5-7 minutes on each. This will not only build different muscle groups, it will keep you motivated and interested. Develop your own CARDIO CIRCUIT and tell us about it.

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Plateauing Workouts

If you search Google for Plateauing Workouts, you will find a plethora of information on weight-lifting and how to prevent this phenomena. However, the same is true for cardio workouts. Doing the same cardio workout over and over again may seem comfortable but results will inevitably plateau. In order to keep your progress going, you are going to have to change up your workouts. Instead of the same 20 minute treadmill workout, try intervals. Go for 2 minutes, as fast as you can on the Jacobs Ladder and then rest. Let your heart rate come down and then repeat. Try different machines to develop different muscle groups.
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Why Professional Athletes are Running to the Jacobs Ladder

IM000248.JPGThe baseball season may be over, but in recent weeks Daniel Straily (Pitcher for Oakland A’s), Jason Grilli (Pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates) and Wade Davis (Pitcher for Kansas City Royals) have either purchased Jacobs Ladder or been quoted as using Jacobs Ladder to improve their performance. Weight management and leg power are reasons why baseball players, and especially pitchers, are moving to Jacobs Ladder.

Our most interesting talk was with Daniel Straily. Daniel said that he has been addicted to Jacobs Ladder ever since his days at Marshall University. When he got to Marshall as a junior college transfer, he weighed in at a beefy 250 lbs.… [Read More]

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Jacobs Ladder Receiving Top Feedback at Military Demo

Our friends at Life Fitness have been running a Jacobs Ladder trial at Fort Eustis. As we’ve stated before , the men and women in the U.S. Army are some of the most aggressive users of our equipment. Here is the feedback so far:

“As you know, we started the demo at our Anderson Field House back in June. We then moved the unit to our new fitness annex where it has been since mid-July. Effective yesterday, we moved the unit to our McClellan Fitness Center. By the time you decide to pick it up, it’ll have spent some time at all our facilities. We are still tracking at 93% positive feedback (one of the best demo performances we’ve ever had).”[Read More]

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Watch NHL Star Go 128 Rungs In 30 Seconds

Here’s some great video on NHL.com. Watch Kris Letang from the Pittsburgh Penguins complete a super fast 30 second interval on Jacobs Ladder at Jon Chaimberg’s facility in Montreal, Quebec. Wow, those are some fast feet!

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