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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!!!...

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FIBO International Trade Show

Between April 3-6 Jacobs Ladder will be at the FIBO International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health in Germany. If you plan on attending, come check out our products in Hall 6!! We will also display the CLOCK and Hampton Weights. We can't wait to see you all there

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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. First, it is self-paced. The higher you go, the faster the stairs come. If you want to go slower, you just slow your steps and it automatically matches your speed. If you are to misstep, it won’t throw you off of the machine, it will just come to a stop. In addition, the Stairway is self-powered, so there is no need for a wall plug.

There are also some significant benefits to the Stairway versus other stair-climbing units in the…

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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 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!!!!!

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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.

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