Treadmills have been around for some time now. Its highly popular all over the world and there are numerous models to choose from for your home or gym. It certainly can be one of the best investments you can make for your family’s health. There is a lot of variety and models available so choosing the best treadmill according to your needs can be a little confusing.
There is a difference between CHP and HP of a motor and that is important when talking about treadmills. Motors are usually rated by the amount of horsepower (HP) they provide, higher the HP, more powerful the motor. CHP is the continuous duty horsepower, which is a better way to rate the power of treadmills as this is the ability of the motor to maintain a listed HP over an extended period of time. A 2.0 CHP motor is actually more powerful than a 2.0 HP motor.
The taller a person is the longer their stride and so you’ll need to choose a treadmill with a longer and wider belt. Your treadmill’s running surface is comprised of the treadbelt and deck. The best possible decks provide plenty of shock absorption and cushioning for your knees and ankles. This is done with rubber or polymer cushions placed under the deck. The treadbelt should be long enough for you to comfortably take your longest stride. A safe bet is usually 48 inches. A belt width of 17 to 20 inches is a good range to compensate for the natural side-to-side movement of runners.