Stand Alone vs. Wall Mounted—Which Swedish Ladder Is Better?

Stand Alone vs. Wall Mounted—Which Swedish Ladder Is Better?

Exercise on a Swedish ladder, also called a stall bar, to advance your health and fitness goals. Compare stand-alone and wall-mounted Swedish ladders to find the better option for you.

Considerations for Freestanding Bars

If you’re concerned about mounting a Swedish ladder to a wall or require mobility of your ladder, you might prefer a freestanding model. Since you’re not mounting the device to your wall, you don’t have to consider the wall material during equipment assembly.

Beyond Balance’s manufacturing process uses CNC machining to create precise components. Precision machining makes it easy to assemble your Swedish ladder, whether freestanding or wall mounted.

A freestanding Swedish ladder will take up a little more floor space than a wall-mounted one. The apparatus is about 65 inches long from the back of the fillable weight bag behind the ladder to the end of the base leg in front of the ladder. This configuration ensures you have sturdy exercise equipment; our ladders are rated for a 350-pound static load.

Considerations for Wall-Mounted Bars

The primary consideration for wall-mounted stall bars is the composition of the supporting wall. Whereas stand-alone wall bars use extra legs and fillable weight bags to stabilize and support the apparatus, you must properly install a mounted ladder to an appropriate wall for safety.

The standard spacing for residential wall framing in the U.S. is 16" from the center of one stud to the next. Wooden studs with this standard spacing provide the easiest mounting for the stall bars. If your space has steel studs instead of wood, common for interior walls in strip malls and new construction apartments and condominiums, you’ll need to install properly rated drywall anchors before you mount the ladder. Visit our FAQ page to view installation videos [insert a link to the FAQ page].

Wall-mounted stall bars sit flush against the wall, unlike freestanding bars. The thickest part of the ladder, at the top, is 9.2 inches long, making this an attractive option for people who want their equipment to take up minimal floor space.

Other Considerations

When comparing stand-alone and wall-mounted Swedish ladders, the better option depends on your walls and floor space or need to have a mobile unit. But you should consider other features of your equipment before making a purchase.

You can get a good grip for all hand positions on round rungs, such as when flagging. But if you have small hands or weak grip strength, common with children with scoliosis, consider oval rungs.

Use attachments for customized workouts or therapy. You can affix a 5-foot mirror behind the ladder to observe your form. We carry a selection of attachments for scoliosis-specific exercises (ISST Schroth Method or BSPTS Rigo Concept physical therapy) and Pilates workouts.

Find a beautiful and durable freestanding Swedish ladder at the Beyond Balance online shop. Our eco-friendly ladders are made with Poplar or Beech hardwood rungs and sanded, branded, and finished with natural mineral oil by hand for a smooth finish. Shop today for your next fitness apparatus.

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