Ladder Climbing Simulator, Vertical Ascent Climber

Ladder Climbing Simulator, Vertical Ascent Climber Fitness Training

Ladder Climbing Simulator, Ver Description

Vertical ascent climbers simulate climbing a ladder. They do a good job of working most of the major muscle groups and the cardiorespiratory system. These machines can be used for aerobic or interval exercise.

Ladder Climbing Simulator, Ver Warnings

  • Morbidly obese individuals should seek medical permission before beginning this activity.
  • People suffering from chronic knee, ankle, pelvic/hip, wrist, shoulder, elbow or lower back pain should also seek medical clearance before using a ladder-climbing simulator.

Ladder Climbing Simulator, Ver Risks

  • Knee injury from overuse
  • Shoulder injury from overuse
  • Elbow tendinitis

Ladder Climbing Simulator, Ver Sport-specific applications

  • Excellent conditioning tool for any sport that requires muscular endurance and aerobic conditioning

Ladder Climbing Simulator, Ver Equipment required

  • Ladder-climbing simulator
  • Clothing: comfortable, should not restrict movement
  • Footwear: comfortable, should provide proper fit and support

Ladder Climbing Simulator, Ver Reference sources, organizations and publications

  • Nordic skiing (cross­country)
  • Stair climbing
  • Rowing machine
  • Walking with hand weights


Cardiorespiratory: Aerobic

Fitness Benefits

  • Cardiorespiratory 5
  • Flexibility 2
  • Muscular Strength 2
  • Muscular Endurance 5
  • Body Fat Recution 4

Fitness Requirements

  • Cardiorespiratory 2
  • Flexibility 2
  • Muscular Strength 1
  • Muscular Endurance 3
  • Coordination/Skill 3

Muscle groups used

Primary muscles: quadriceps, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, hip flexors, upper back, shoulders, biceps and triceps Assistance muscles: chest, forearms, sartorius, serratus anterior, calves and lower back (for stabilization)

Energy expenditure

Approximately 0 Calories per minute per pound of body weight

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