Design is important. That statement is never more apparent than when you ask a pro athlete what they look for in a training treadmill. A treadmill is more than just its, more than just a revolving belt, and more than just cupholders. By believing that all treadmills are created equal, you risk investing in a machine that doesn’t help you accomplish your goals. Athletes should choose a treadmill that is able to challenge their abilities, help them achieve their training goals, and keep them from injury. We know the difference between a good machine and a great one. Here are our top picks that will get you where you need to go.
Depending on your current workout regime, you could be running to some degree on a daily basis. As runners ourselves, we understand the amount of pressure and strain our joints and muscles go through on even a light run. That’s why we love the F85. By running on the F85’s CushionFlex Whisper Deck, you’re reducing the negative impact on your feet, ankles, and knees by up to 40%. This deck will support you, helping you push your body to the limit. The track on the F85 model is also spacious, to say the least. In fact, it’s one of the largest on the market. If you’re a tall runner, or just enjoy lengthening your stride, you won’t be burdened by clipping the back of the track at top speeds.
The Pro model from Woodway is truly a high-end machine. With its patented Slat Belt technology, this treadmill is comfortable, safe, and resilient. Yes, the slat design provides incredible shock absorption to your joints, but the innovative design also makes maintenance a thing of the past. What we love most about this model is its ability to move at top speeds and give you the ultimate incline degrees. The machine itself can speed up to 16.5 MPH with inclines up to 25%. If you use your treadmill for speed training, or HIIT workouts, look no further than the Woodway Pro.
Designed to understand the strain of a substantial workout, the TT8 will stand up to the tests you put it through. With a commercial grade, 4.0 HP motor you can push yourself as much as the treadmill. Although we could say we love this treadmill for its enormous track alone, we also appreciate the fact that it can provide a negative incline. Where most treadmills have a 0% to 15% incline, the TT8 can go down to -6%, allowing you to create a higher level of challenge in an interval workout. As we said before, the track on this model is rather large. In fact, it’s one of the largest on the market. If you’re a tall runner, or just enjoy lengthening your stride, you won’t be burdened by clipping the back of the track at top speeds.