on a treadmill offers a low-impact, convenient, affordable means of
obtaining your fitness goals. Treadmills help maintain endurance, improve
cardiovascular health and are a great way to burn calories With so many
manufacturers, models and features available where does one
think about your fitness objectives, Are you a competitive athlete or
runner, are you looking to lose weight or are you simply looking for
general health benefits? These questions will play a key role in the decision
is your budget? Investing in a more-expensive machine gets you sturdier
construction,, a larger running surface, higher top speed, and steeper incline.
But if your goals don’t require the latest and greatest, you may be able to choose
a less expensive model.
break this down into three segments: categories, components and
These models can have a shorter running belt, which
may be sufficient for walkers and are great for saving space. They
monitor displays time, distance, speed, incline and calories burned.
These models are typically no frills. Some contain a heart-rate monitor or
heart-rate control programs. If walking is your primary exercise, lower-priced
models should suffice.
Generally, these models
will provide additional features to the budget folding models, along with more
exercise programs, including wireless heart-rate controlled programs through
the use of a chest strap. Thicker gauge steel makes these tread mills
sturdier and offer better shock absorption for running.
Non Folding - Commercial
These treadmills offer a
sturdier deck and frame, a longer running belt, and larger running surfaces. In
most cases these are the same models you would see in your local health club. The
best choice for frequent runners, and the non . Integrated heart-rate control
programs, higher max speeds, and steeper max inclines are typical. They are
rated for heavier people. It may seem odd, but these pricey models tend to have
fewer built-in programs. When every square foot counts, space considerations
Treadmills have two motors. One motor drives the belt and another that controls
the incline. The strength of the motor itself is rated in three categories:
treadmill duty, continuous duty and peak horsepower, Treadmill duty
is the amount of power output in which the motor is
rated. Continuous duty (CHP) is the
amount of continuous horsepower delivered during heavy use
for long periods. Peak horsepower is the maximum capacity a treadmill
can generate for a short period.
The incline feature raises the treadmills running bed and creates a more
challenging environment helping you burn more calories and increasing muscle
tone. Most treadmills today utilize a power incline feature where you can
adjust the incline with the touch of a button while you are walking or running
to add variety to your workout.
Thicker treadmill decks offer more cushioning and are easier on the
joints. Decks vary in length, depending on whether the unit is geared
more for walkers or runners.. Widths range from 16" to 22".
Lengths vary from 50" to 60". If your a runner or a lager
individual look for an over sized deck for comfort
and structural integrity.
The footprint on most treadmills is approximately 77" x
35". A folding treadmill will be half its length when stored. You'll need
adequate space around the treadmill for access and safety.
Most treadmills have a top speed of 10 and 12 mph; some will go up
to 15mph Treadmills typically incline between a 10% to 15%, but some
incline trainers offer an increased gradient.
If you’re a runner,a deck length of 60" is
recommended. If you are planning on walking 55" is adequate. Choose
a model that appeals to you ergonomically and aesthetically.
Color touch screens, Google Maps, USB ports, and wifi are some tech options to
your training style. Do you need to be distracted from your workout, or do you
enjoy planning your fitness regimen and pushing yourself to the limit? If you
are more of a recreational user entertainment features and automated programs
might make sense. On the other hand if you are a competitive athlete or have fitness
goals you are determined to achieve, features such as max speed, incline,
heart-rate control, and customized programs should be a priority. Decide what
your goals are and what features you looking for, don't pay for features you
are not going to use.
As far as warranty is concerned, look for three to five years
of coverage on parts, and at least one year on labor. You can find some great
deals on pre owned equipment as well. If you are purchasing a re furbished
machine look for a minimum of 90 days parts and labor.
finally, purchase from a familiar manufacturer and always purchase from a
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