Jacobs Ladder

Rogue Fitness Jacobs Ladder

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  • Combines the fluidity of a treadmill and rungs of a ladder with a 40° climbing angle
  • Specifically designed for a low-impact but highly intensive workout
  • Reduces stress on low back, hips, and knees
  • Self-powered
  • Made with welded tubular steel and solid maple climbing rungs
  • Digital display of key fitness metrics: elapsed time, feet climbed, rate (feet/min), calories burned, heart rate (if using chest strap)
  • Ships fully assembled
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Decreases stress on back, hip, knees
  • Conducive to HIIT
  • Reportedly burns more calories than running
  • Durable
  • Sturdy
  • No need to assemble
What needs improvement ...
  • Takes up a lot of space
  • Heavy
  • Expensive compared to other options

Product Summary

Rogue Fitness Jacobs Ladder combines the flow of a treadmill with the rung-design of a ladder to create a low-impact, high-intensity cardio machine. In one study, this machine was dubbed a superior workout compared to traditional treadmills as its design reduces stress on the lower back, hips, and knees without sacrificing intensity or performance. Jacobs Ladder stands with a 40-degree climbing angle. The rungs continuously move, forcing both your arms and legs to climb at different intensities.

Featuring a digital display, you can track elapsed time, feet climbed, rate (feet/min), calories burned, and heart rate if wearing a compatible chest strap. Constructed with welded tubular steel and solid maple climbing rungs, this machine is both sturdy and durable. It comes fully assembled which, given its weight and size, is a huge bonus. Jacobs Ladder weighs an impressive 325 pounds and measures 31.25 inches wide, 76 inches long, and 65.5 inches high. As such, not everyone will have space for this tank of a machine. If you do have the space, you don’t need to worry about a nearby power outlet as this machine is self-powered.

Its sturdy build and unique design comes at a premium price. At over $6,000, this certainly is not in the average home gym owner’s budget.


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      Rogue Fitness Jacobs Ladder is a treadmill-style ladder-climber that offers a unique, low-impact, and high-intensity workout for serious athletes.