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Mountain rescuer defeats Mt. Everest

Erik Broms (age 60) is a committed Portland Mountain Rescue leader/teammate and trains like a savage. After hearing about the Jacobs Ladder Mt. Everest Challenge, I called the "The Brominator" to see what HE could do... Well 7 hrs 46 min later (3 sessions in consecutive days), he crushed Everest and finished at 35,600ft while climbing at 10,600ft of simulated altitude!!!...

Jacobs Ladder Comes Out with the Stairway

Jacobs Ladder Comes Out with the Stairway.

"We felt the need in the market for a stair climber that was first, more reliable and secondly, lower cost,” explained Bob Palka, the president of Jacobs Ladder. “So, what we did was we took Jacobs Ladder, stood the user upright and replaced the rungs with stairs."

The Stairway has the same reliability of Jacobs Ladder, along with some of the same features.…

Jacobs Ladder Used to Train Olympic Athletes

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…

ACSM Announces the Top Fitness Trends for…

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…

How Many Calories Can I Burn on Jacobs Ladder?

We get calls asking about this question. It sounds like a ‘cop out’ answer but, it depends. In physics, a calorie is a measure of energy or work. It is no different in fitness. The more work you do, the more calories you will burn. So, with regard to cardio workouts, the more you weigh, the longer you workout and the more intense the exercise, the more calories you will…

How Jacobs Ladder Works

Why, when you climb higher on a Jacobs Ladder (and the Stairway), do the rungs come faster? Answer: It is the same reason that a curve ball curves and an airplane flies (GOT YOUR ATTENTION). It is called Bernouli’s Equation (LOST YOUR ATTENTION). Actually, engineers and physicists get a charge out of this and since I am one of those knuckleheads, I get a charge out of it to. Bernouli’s…