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Motorized Treadmill Tips

Tips for Choosing a Motorized Treadmill In the area of health and fitness, motorised treadmills are amongst the most popular forms of home exercise equipment for people wanting to lose weight, but what do you need to look out for in a motorised treadmill? Firstly the motor must be efficient. Generally a 1.5 hp motor [...]

Tips for Choosing a Motorized Treadmill

In the area of health and fitness, motorised treadmills are amongst the most popular forms of home exercise equipment for people wanting to lose weight, but what do you need to look out for in a motorised treadmill?

Firstly the motor must be efficient. Generally a 1.5 hp motor is the minimum, you should consider, this is suitable for people up to 250 pounds. The higher the horse power, the smoother the treadmill.

The incline range can be fixed, manual or power. Fixed inclines can’t be changed and are therefore uncommon. With manual incline you need to change incline manually when you are not using the treadmill. These are cheaper. Power incline means you can adjust the incline using controls, even when using the machine.

The best incline range is a 0-10% power incline treadmill.

Speed depends on the purpose of the treadmill and fitness levels. For walking a 0-6mph speed is enough.

For running a 6-12mph speed is better, 8mph for light workouts and 12mph for serious runners.

Features & Programmes – Electronic feedback is standard and is recommended for any motorised treadmill you decide to buy , speed, time and distance. There are also treadmills with pre-set programmes that target goals such as fat loss, cardio etc…

Some motorised treadmills store personalised programmes and a record of previous workouts. Extras include heart rate programmes, which show the zone you should work at for maximum benefits. This is recommended for most users.

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