Gymnastic ladders – History and contemporary

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Gymnastic wall bar – probably the most universal sport set in the world has been invented in Sweden where it is called “ribbstol”. It literally means ” a frame with crosspieces”.

This invention became the basis for a gymnastic system developed by Pehr Henrik Ling (1776-1839). The poet, playwright and fencing teacher, Ling wished to create a physical preparation system that would contribute to the upbringing of a harmonious personality.

As a staunch patriot, Ling hoped that his system would help Swedes regain strength and the will of their ancestors to restore the country’s former military glory. In 1813, with the permission of swedish king Charles XIII, Ling founded the Central Gymnastics Institute in Stockholm, the first university in Sweden which specialized in educating Physical Education teachers for the army and schools. After Pehr’s death, his son Hjalmar continued with Swedish gymnastics and its famous attributes: the gymnastic ladder, the balance beam and the bench. Thanks to him, they became popular all over the world.

At present we would like to achieve a simmilar effect in Poland and make a gymnastic ladder become an indispensable helper in the world of sport and health in each house and apartment. Our goal is to make its price affordable for every family.

The advantages of a gymnastic ladder

The metal gym ladder is considered to be the most functional exercising equipment and is therefore often used as a base for home mini-gyms. Physiologists are convinced that a gymnastic ladder should accompany a man for a lifetime. Moreover excersises using this equipment during the first three years of the child’s life might not only strengthen the body and immunity but also contribute to a rapid intellectual development.

Metal ladder for children could help to instill the love for sport from an early childhood. Everyday gymnastics using the ladder will allow your child to grow physically strong and healthy. Exercises will strengthen immunity , so seasonal illnesses will pose no threat to your baby.

The permanent streching of the spine on the rings or sticks has an important role in shaping the correct posture. The more the child will train with the ladder, the stronger his or her muscles and physical preparation will be.

A metal gym ladder replaces a large amount of gym and fitness equipment.

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A set of exercises for a metal gym ladder.

For children under 2 years old, a simple set of exercises should be chosen. Children’s gymnastic ladder will be a big helpe in learning to walk and might be used as well as a mean of strengthening the muscles and spine.

At the first stage, parents should help the child exercising. Overhanging on the rod helps strengthening the muscles of the shoulder joint. To perform the exercise, the child should face the wall, catch the crossbar slightly above his height, then bend his knees and hang. Parents should control this process to protect the child from possible injuries.

Another type of exercise is squatting: standing on the lower beam, the child should grap the bar at the chest height. Then sit up. It  not only develops the muscles, but also has a positive effect on the atrial system.

Older children can use the gym ladder for exercising abdominal muscles or stretching. They may also use it as a pulling rod.

Installation in an apartment

The assembly of a metal gym is not difficult.Its dimensions are compact – it does not take up much space in the apartment and is very comfortable.

One of the most important advantages and benefits of a metal gym ladder is its design. The metal gym ladder is installed directly to a stable vertical plane. The wall in an apartment is usually used as such surface. Because ladders and adult models have a sturdy construction made of high quality metal or wood, the load can reach up to 150 kg. As a result, home exercises can be performed not only by children and adolescents, but also their parents.

Comfortable and compact design of the sports set, durable fitting with metal brackets, metal or wooden crosspieces – all these characteristics of the metal gym ladders are offered by our online store. Thanks to its quality parts, the fitting is robust and durable. The metal ladders offered by our shop guarantee minimal risk of injury.

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Disadvantages of a metal gym ladder

Do metal gyms have flaws? Perhaps the drawback is that it is a static sports equipment. Moving it on request is practically impossible. The installation requires a special assembly, however, if you set the ladder correctly and accordingly to the interior of the apartment, it can become his ornament.

Another disadvantage is that you need to practice on it on a regular basis. Forcing yourself to exercise is a difficult task, especially for adults. However, such a disadvantage can be attributed to any sport equipment, justifying people’s laziness and lack of commitment. All these disadvantages can easily be turned into advantages, while maintaining the ability to maintain and strengthen the most important thing in life – the health of Your family.