Best Treadmill

  • GQjock

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    Jun 09, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    Ok Guys ....

    I'm in the market for a treadmill for my home
    and I'm kinda at a loss
    There are so many ..... with these kind of bells and whistles and that
    Any guys have treadmills that they like or have used?
    I'm not looking for the cheapest on the market
    But I don't want to spend thousands either

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    Jun 10, 2013 4:05 AM GMT
    I don't have one myself but i think it would be safe to stick with name brands like the ones you see at commercial gyms.. Precor, Life Fitness, etc.

    I'm pretty sure they make consumer models that aren't horribly expensive.
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    Jun 10, 2013 4:06 AM GMT
    Consumer Reports has evaluated them. Your library should have back issues.
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    Jun 10, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    Try to walk fast along Lincoln Rd during the busiest times of day. You can't get a better workout.
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    Jun 10, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    OP, at 6'2" and 190lbs, you need a stable platform for your treadmill. Most of the more affordable models aren't going to work for you.

    In fact, anyone over about 130lbs is going to be frustrated with how wobbly treadmills made for the home-user are.

    I recommend looking for a refurbished commercial treadmill.

    Or consider another piece of equipment. There are ellipticals, steppers and rowers that are all solidly built and retail for about 1,000.

    A lot of people get a cheaper device and then blame themselves for not having the resolve to use the piece daily. I'm pretty driven and I still can't force myself to use a cardio piece that doesn't feel smooth. That's why most of us can't use hotel gyms even if we're ultra committed.
  • in_this_corne...

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    Jun 10, 2013 5:57 PM GMT
    Woodway Curve is my absolute favorite treadmill.

    http://www.woodway.com/endurance/curve_endurance.html
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    Jun 10, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    in_this_corner saidWoodway Curve is my absolute favorite treadmill.

    http://www.woodway.com/endurance/curve_endurance.html


    This looks amazing and really solid. I can't see a price. Any idea how much it costs?
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:10 AM GMT
    Living in Northern Canada, I spend several months forced to run indoors on a treadmill.

    Of all the brands tried at the gym, the "True" treadmill offered me the most quiet, comfortable ride and it came with a decline feature too. This is the model I would choose.
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    Jun 13, 2013 2:04 PM GMT
    I recommend a treadmill that's easy to navigate. In other words, you don't have to get a manual to figure out how it works.
  • in_this_corne...

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    Jun 13, 2013 2:33 PM GMT
    blazerblue said
    in_this_corner saidWoodway Curve is my absolute favorite treadmill.

    http://www.woodway.com/endurance/curve_endurance.html


    This looks amazing and really solid. I can't see a price. Any idea how much it costs?


    I don't know about pricing, you'd probably have to email the company. I glanced at their web site price is not readily available...which means they are probably a bit more expensive than most home equipment.

    A couple gyms I go to have them. The thing I love about the Woodway is it uses zero electricity. It's all manual power, like real running. Whereas an electric treadmill keeps you on pace in a sense, there's not propelling your body forward.

    The belt and running platform are extremely high quality, it's a solid piece of equipment. The lack of electricity makes sprint intervals possible. I've gotten it up to 14-16 MPH for seconds and back to walking speed instantly. You cannot do that with any electric treadmill.