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Mens Health Reviews – The Best Cardio Machines on the Planet

Recently, Men’s Health reviewed a number of cardio machines that they consider to be the Best Cardio Machines on the Planet. If you’re looking to up your cardio at home, here’s two different types of cardio equipment that Men’s Health considers the best equipment for maximizing your cardio workouts!


Climbing a ladder isn’t so bad. But what if that ladder kept going up and up and up? Suddenly, that ascent becomes a monstrous workout. That’s the idea behind Jacobs Ladder, a self-paced machine that requires you to climb endlessly upward.

The Jacobs Ladder puts you on a 40-degree angle, engaging your core muscles while taking stress off your lower back. Unlike any exercise you can do at the gym, the climbing action hits your big muscles like your quads, glutes, shoulders and lats – this supercharges your metabolism, helping you burn a tune of calories .

Using the Jacobs Ladder, it is you who regulates the pace- the faster you go, the faster the machine works. In order to end the training, you only need to stop climbing. You control the machine, the Jacobs Ladder is powered by you! The distance between rungs is equal to one foot. This is a basic unit used by Royal Geographical Society and it is commonly used to specify the distance ascended in mountain climbing . – See more at:


One look at the Assault AirBike and you might think that it couldn’t be nearly as effective in maximizing your cardio workouts as it would look. But, this is one tough bike. The reason it’s so tough: The Assault AirBike is a stationary bike without a motor. It only has a fan in its front wheel that provides wind resistance. So, the harder you pump your arms and pedal your legs, the higher the resistance grows. So, you’ve got a machine that is easy on your joints while giving you a hard core aerobic workout while also burning a lot of calories in a short amount of time!

No two athletes are the same and personalizing a piece of equipment to match an individual’s ability and strength is nearly impossible. The Assault AirBike workout meets this challenge by ramping up resistance automatically as you push, pull and pedal with greater speed and force. In fact, the Assault can provide a virtually unlimited workout. Keep it mellow and level to target a heart rate range, or jump into a Tabata/high-intensity interval session that reduces you to a quivering heap of sweat. The Assault AirBike offers individualized and infinite adjustments for an unlimited workout. Let the Assault AirBike be the primary tool in your calorie-burning tool kit.

As Men’s Fitness found, a great finisher to tack on the end of your normal workout is sprinting for 15 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds – and doing 6 rounds of this makes for a killer end to your workout. One other option is to see how fast you can do 3 miles.

For more information about buying a Jacob’s Ladder or Assault Airbike for your Phoenix area home, contact Fitness 4 Home Superstore today and we’ll be happy to match you up with the perfect piece of equipment. We have locations near you in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Chandler.

Bob Lachniet

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Bob Lachniet is the owner of Fitness 4 Home Superstore. He has been in the fitness equipment commercial and retail sales industry for over 25 years and has been owner of Fitness 4 Home Superstore since 2005. Bob truly cares about his customers and wishes to educate them on what is the right piece of fitness equipment for their particular circumstance.
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