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Try climbing a Jacob's ladder to burn calories and lose weight

If you are too lazy to go out and run, try working out in a Jacob's ladder at the gym to get an excellent cardio workout.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Updated : June 1, 2016 9:59 AM IST

Why do you want to expose yourself to the sun and run when you can climb an endless ladder? Try exercising on the Jacob s ladder to get an excellent cardio workout. It is a treadmill ladder that will challenge your coordination as the stairs speed by. It can give the same results as a high-intensity cardio workout like aerobics can provide without putting much pressure on your joints.

How does it work?

The ladder puts you at a 40-degree angle putting no stress on your lower back. It also engages your core, and the climbing action targets the large muscles like your quadriceps, your glutes, your shoulders, and laterals. The cardio equipment allows a full range of motion while climbing. Your metabolism gets a lot of boosts, and you burn tons of calories in the process. You also build a lot of strength in your upper and lower body. These cardio activities burn the most calories in 30 minutes.

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How to exercise?

When you are on the machine, you can set goals for yourself. You can control your pace. The faster you climb, the faster the machine will work. What s more, the number of stairs you climb and the number of calories you burn will all be displayed. For example, you can set a deadline of climbing 60 steps in a minute. When you have climbed quite a lot, you will feel your heart rate soaring. While the equipment may appear to you a bit risky because it places you at an inclined angle, the belt around your waist can act as a safety feature.

So, the next time you hit the gym, you must give this cardio equipment a try. Also, have you tried using resistance bands?

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