Military/ Fire/ Police

Military/ Fire/ Police

THEY SAVE LIVES…
WE SAVE THEM.

Over half of line of duty deaths are cardiac related


  • The FBI, Army Rangers and Navy Seals are already using Jacobs Ladder to improve their strength and conditioning programs. Jacobs Ladder is ideal for military, fire, police and other who have high intensity workout training.
  • With the innovative design of Jacobs Ladder, stress is taken off the lower back, which enables a high intensity aerobic or anaerobic workout that simulates actual challenges that military, fire and policemen face everyday.
  • Military / Federal Government Customers: Jacobs Ladder has a GSA Contract (GS-03F-0046T) in order to help expedite the ordering process. You can order direct through www.gsaadvantage.gov.

High Intensity Workout Programs

Aerobic Trainingclimbing the jacobs ladder for high intensity workouts

  • Go through a 2 minute warm-up getting heart rate up to 70% of Maximum HR.
  • Climb for 15-20 minutes at a constant speed. (Speed should be determined by the rate that you can hold while not exceeding 80% of Maximum HR.)
  • Reduce speed and cool down for 3 minutes.
  • Record time and feet climbed. Keep track of performance over time to see improvement in high intensity workout.

Endurance Trainingjacobs ladder for military and police

  • Go through a 2 minute warm-up getting heart rate up to 70% of Maximum.
  • Pick a speed that keeps your heart rate at 70% and go for as long as you can.
  • Record time and feet climbed. Keep track of performance over time to see improvement.

Interval Training Workout #1

  • Intent of the interval is to develop Type IIB (fast twitch) muscle fiber.
  • Go through a 2 minute warm-up getting heart rate up to 70% of Maximum HR.
  • Climb rapidly for 2 minute intervals and rest for 1 minute intervals. Speed should be a pace that you can maintain for two minutes duration.
  • Rest periods can be a full stop or a slower speed.
  • Work towards completing 5 sets of intervals.
  • Reduce speed and cool down for 3 minutes.
  • Record time and feet climbed. Keep track of performance over time to see improvement.

Interval Training Workout #2climbing jacobs ladder

  • Intent of the interval is to develop Type IIB (fast twitch) muscle fiber.
  • Go through a 2 minute warm-up getting heart rate up to 70% of Maximum HR.
  • 4 minute interval at 85 – 90 % Max Heart Rate or 90 – 110 ft/min.
  • 4 minute rest.
  • Repeat. (Target: 4 Sets)
  • Keep track of performance over time to see improvement.
“This thing is great, it is easily the hardest piece of cardio equipment we have. The competitions have already begun… I know you could sell a lot of these to firefighters.”
~ Charles Taylor, Fitness Director, Wilmington Fire Department

Warning: Before beginning any high intensity workouts program you should have a complete physical examination by your physician. Consult your physician for the heart rate appropriate for your fitness condition. Exercising on Jacobs ladder may cause rapid heart rate increase. If you feel faint, develop chest pain, experience severe musculoskeletal discomfort or have difficulty breathing, terminate the exercise session immediately and consult a physician. Failure to do so may result in a serious bodily injury or death.