Our signature piece of gym equipment is designed specifically for high intensity, low impact exercise, but goes much deeper than that. Jacobs Ladder was put to the test by researchers in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University who found that Jacobs Ladder was a scientifically superior workout. Users burned calories at a much higher pace with a lower perceived exertion rate when compared with treadmills. Plus, since it’s a low impact exercise, it’s possible to have a high-energy workout without significant strain on the body. Jacobs Ladder also is functional exercise, making it useful for rehabilitation, circuit training, personal training, high-intensity intervals and endurance training. As one of our customers said almost 20 years ago, “it is easier to work harder on Jacobs Ladder than any other piece on the market.”
The 40-degree climbing angle of Jacobs Ladder naturally removes much of the direct stress from the lower back, hips, and knees as you train, and because it’s self-powered, your own output determines the pace--with no need of a nearby wall outlet. The machine is quality-built from welded tubular steel with solid maple climbing rungs, and the included digital display gives you helpful, immediate readouts on Elapsed Time, Feet Climbed, Rate (Feet/Min), Calorie Burn, and Heart Rate (using chest strap).
Cited in a study by the LSU School of Kinesiology as a “scientifically superior workout” to traditional treadmills, Jacobs Ladder has been increasingly absorbed into the training programs of professional and collegiate sports teams, police and fire departments, military bases and academies, and countless personal gyms large and small.
Jacobs Ladder provides the most efficient exercise for those serious about conditioning. Unlike most cardio machines, this patented treadmill climber utilizes low impact, high range of motion exercise to provide a superior cardio workout to both the upper and lower body.
Jacobs Ladder is an innovative cardio machine with ladder-type rungs on a non-motorized continuous treadmill. It’s self-paced, so the faster you go, the faster it goes. Jacobs Ladder is preferred by pro football teams, the FBI, the Army, the Navy, West Point and numerous Division I universities to improve their strength and conditioning programs