TREADMILL, HOW TO CHOOSE IT?
Follow our advice, you’ll know exactly which treadmill to choose!
The first things to consider are your Weight and Height.
For comfort and safety of use, it is wise to opt for a Treadmill adapted to your body type: the taller you are, the greater your stride, the more judicious it is to opt for a long running surface. and wide!
Outdoor Running is often accused of causing injury to the knees and hips, especially for people who are a little heavy or overweight. The Treadmill meanwhile allows a much better cushioning. Do not hesitate to choose a Mat with a cushioning of 20 to 25% to run safely.
It should also be noted that a heavier mat is a guarantee of stability when running, with also more strength and therefore greater longevity. Again, this can be a particularly important criterion for overweight practitioners. In any case, go test a Carpet in store, it remains the best solution.
WHO ARE YOU, WEIGHT AND SIZE?
WANT OPTIONS ON YOUR TREADMILL?
Now comes the final question of Options that are found on some treadmills.
Here is a non-exhaustive list :
To be able to incline or decline the Mat: this makes the running more intensive, but also focuses the work on specific areas of the thighs or glutes.
Integrated heart rate monitor: to check your heart rate while running and thus adjust your speed and maximize weight loss.
Training Programs: an on-board computer containing training programs makes your life easier and makes your running more fun and varied. Calorie Calculator: It’s a great motivator to watch calories disappear as you progress in your run! At least you know why you are running! And also: possibility of connecting your Smartphone (to listen to music), a screen for watching TV, Options for Downloading training programs from the Internet, etc.
ARE YOU BUYING YOUR FIRST TREADMILL? ARE YOU A BEGINNER OR AN ADVANCED SPORTSMAN?
Your level will determine the Motor Power you need for your fitness device.
Indeed, where a beginner, who will run infrequently and less quickly, can be satisfied with an engine with an average power (14 – 16 km / h). A more advanced athlete who will run more often or faster needs a powerful engine (22 – 25 km / h)