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Top 4 Best Treadmills for Big Guys

By Edited Dec 4, 2013 0 0

What are the Best Rated Treadmills for Large Men?

If you are a big guy looking to buy a new treadmill that will support your weight -- then this is the right guide for you. Below, is a selection of some of the very best treadmills that have been engineered & manufactured together to provide solidity & rigidity supporting heavy weight users (with some models supporting those weighing up to 400 lbs) whether they are just walking or are full-on sprinting. You will hopefully find the perfect model for you from the range below (given they are award winning machines & highly regarded) or at least give you an idea as to what you are after.

The TR1200i Folding Treadmill By LifeSpan

User Weight Capacity Maximum: 300 lbs. |

This running machine is one of the best 'value for money' models you can get your hands on, for under $1000 it offers a pack of features. Installed with a 2.5 HP motor, it allows you to reach speeds of up to 11 mph (from 0.5 mph) with varying incline levels from 0 to 15%, based on a 'extended' running deck (which measures 20 x 56 inches). At the centre piece is an LCD console that reads out all the relevant diagnostics & data (e.g. your heart rate - beats per minute, distance travelled, speed etc.) as well allowing you access to a number of professionally scripted work out programs.

LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill (2013 Model)
Amazon Price: $1,499.99 $999.00 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 4, 2013)

When you buy the TR1200i, you are also buying a LifeSpan fitness membership - which records all your workout data & you can basically keep a fitness log to see how well you have progressed over a given time stretch without actually manually entering any information etc. (proven to keep you going at it for longer). Moreover, it offers a range of conventional features too such as its jack-in ports, so you can listen to music, audiobooks aloud whilst your working out.

The Power 995C Treadmill By ProForm

User Weight Capacity Maximum: 350 lbs. |

An update to the former Power 995, this model is now rated as a "best buy" from treadmill doctor -- like the name suggests, offering a powerful 3.0HP motor (especially given its price tag) that allows you to reach speeds of up to 12 mph. The running deck is also supported by ProForm's unique ProShox cushioning that helps to reduce the pressure & impact (estimated through studies to be around 28%) felt on your joints whilst running, making it a more comfortable (as well as longer lasting --due to increased endurance) experience.

ProForm Power 995c Treadmill
Amazon Price: $1,999.00 $799.99 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 4, 2013)

It is also iFit compatible -- which is basically a rather cool avenue of taking your workout online. For instance, you can run tracks & races as according to Google Maps (where the treadmill will adjust incline levels as according to the road being 'hypothetically' ran on) as well as allowing you to enter races with individuals across the world -- pretty awesome. Another aspect I like is its 'efficient' & 'effective' coolaire fan -- that produces a smooth refreshing air flow blown directly at you (other treadmills have fans too, but non as good as ProForm's, I have found anyway) A really great treadmill, that definitely deserves your attention.

The F80 Folding Treadmill By Sole Fitness

User Weight Capacity Maximum: 375 lbs. |

If you are particularly concerned with protecting your body & joints etc. then the 'Cushion Flex Whisper Deck' offered in the F80 model will be particularly appealing to you as it reduces impact by 40% (as opposed to running on asphalt). Along with the framework being 'precision' welded, specialised 'large' rollers & high torque motor with flywheels -- basically this machine is intended for heavy use -- it is designed & engineered to handle repeated usage from a range of weights & intended use. This machine is built to last (hence its industry leading warranty).

Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill
Amazon Price: $2,499.99 $1,499.99 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 4, 2013)

As a treadmill it offers you all the usual features e.g. the console that provides a range of fitness work outs as well as an integrated message board reading out helpful info such as the distance ran, calories burned etc. as well as providing a summary once you have carried out the work out. Moreover, due to the treadmill essentially being so large it requires a huge 3.5 HP motor -- which through its its extended running deck (22" x 60", literally one of the biggest you can get) can be powered up to 12 mph & placed on a 15% incline level.

The F85 Folding Treadmill By Sole Fitness

User Weight Capacity Maximum: 400 lbs. |

If you are after extreme support -- then this model, the F85 (an upgrade on the already super solid F80 mentioned above) has got to be the treadmill you need. A lot of the aspects from the F80 remain either the same, have been improved upon (e.g. a super powerful 4.0 HP motor) or added too (more optimised console - increased number of weight programs, more cooling fans etc.). But, the main aspect you should be concerned with is that this thing is pretty much the ultimate (in the treadmill market) for handling relentless force & pressure -- holding a user of up to 400 lbs, this machine is incredibly solid.

Sole Fitness F85 Folding Treadmill
Amazon Price: $2,999.99 $1,799.99 Buy Now
(price as of Dec 4, 2013)

If you have any comments, concerns or questions regarding either the overview - Best treadmills for big guys - or about any of the models that have been mentioned above then please be sure to make them in the comments section just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.


ProImpact Treadmill Mat
Amazon Price: Buy Now
(price as of Dec 4, 2013)
Be sure that you invest in a protective treadmill mat too -- preventing damage to both your flooring as well as your brand new treadmill -- I recommend you get hold of the ProImpact in particular. Moreover, get hold of some treadmill deck lubricant to keep your running machine in good shape.


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