The Gym Wholesalers LifeTrac Studio Mill Curve Treadmill is a commercial motorless treadmill with braking system.
- Brake for a safer workout
- Effortless walking, jogging or running
- Shock absorbing rubber slats
- Zero maintenance system
- Low joint impact
- Designed to encourage natural and healthy movement
- Heart rate receiver (polar)
- The readouts of the treadmill are: Time, Distance, Speed, Calories, Polar compatible heart rate
- The settable parameters are: Time, Distance, Calories
- Max User Weight: 150kgs
- Product Weight: 195kgs
- Assembled Dimensions: 195 x 96 x 160cm
How Does a LifeTrac Studio Mill Curve Treadmill work?
The mechanical secret of the LifeTrac Studio Mill Curve Treadmill is a mix of gravity, friction, and exploration of the forces during running. During the down-stroke backwards, the foot and weight of the body literally pull the tread down and back, and this happens because of the curved shape of the equipment. The point of contact is significantly ahead of the center of mass; thus, the experience of support is different than with other non-motorized treadmill options, or running on the ground.
Benefits of the LifeTrac Studio Mill Curve Treadmill
Perhaps the biggest benefit of the LifeTrac Studio Mill Curve Treadmill is the fact that there is no motor, so you have none of the problems and costs associated with this component. So it is a green treadmill, completely self-powered. The faster you move, the faster the belt moves. As you slow down the belt slows down with you. So you avoid all of the headaches and additional costs.
The LifeTrac Studio Mill Curve Treadmill also offers health benefits. You can burn up to 30% more calories than you can on a traditional treadmill. Since it is manual, you are in complete control of your speed and motion, allowing you to determine exactly how you want to accelerate and decelerate, as opposed to waiting for the machine to reach a certain speed. You can do interval, sport specific, weight loss and any other training with more efficiency and ideal biomechanics.
Another benefit of the curved treadmill is the fact that you don’t need to push any buttons to increase or decrease the speed. So you can just concentrate on your workout, instead of fumbling around with buttons. And the belts tend to last much longer, requiring much less maintenance. They also tend to be more compact, and the fact they are self-powered means you can place them anywhere you’d like
The LifeTrac Studio Mill Curve Treadmill is a new type of running machine that requires no electricity. The curved running surface places a greater demand on the user compared to a traditional motorised treadmill.
The LifeTrac Studio Mill Curve self-powered treadmill allows you to run with a natural style on the balls of your feet. This pushes your body forward creating the momentum to turn the treadmill belt. This style of running uses more muscle groups in the body at the same time when compared to the traditional heel strike used by many runners.
This is a versatile piece of cardiovascular equipment that has many applications:
- Aerobic Fitness
- Anaerobic Power (Speed Training)
- Anaerobic Capacity (Including: Interval Training, Fartlek Training, Timed Intervals, etc.)
- Max speed/Speed Training (Overspeed training, Technical work, Sprint Drills (Acceleration technique, Bounding))
- Youth and/or Rehabilitative Locomotor Patterning
- Decreased Ground Reaction Force Training (including Quick Leg Cycle, and Powerful Strides)
Why Should You Consider Using the LifeTrac Curve Mill Curve Treadmill?
As well as having many types of applications, a curved treadmill has many health and performance benefits.
Use More Muscle Groups and Expend More Energy
Due to the propelling technique required to drive the running belt forward (similar to running outside), the curved treadmill recruits more muscles (glutes and hamstrings) throughout your run. By minimizing the vertical displacement of the body’s center of mass (COM) on the curved treadmill there is a coinciding increase in energy expenditure.
Run More Naturally and Burn More Calories
The design encourages you to run on the balls of your feet, which in turn reduced the impact on joints and improved running performance. There is more core and trunk engagement due to the need to run at an ergonomically correct angle. This forces you to maintain proper posture otherwise you will feel off balance and will affect your running gate.
Mean average calorie expenditure has been shown to be 30-40% higher on a curved treadmill compared to a flat treadmill whilst only walking at 3 miles per hour for 10 minutes.
Increased Rate of Perceived Exertion (Borg Scale 6-20) has been demonstrated to be around 1.44 units higher on a curved treadmill compared to the conventional flat treadmill. That’s the difference between very light and light exercise. An increased heart rate by 22% and relative VO2 was 41% greater at the same speed on a curved treadmill.
Self-Powered and Simple to Use
Due to the curved treadmill is being completely powered by the user, it is simple and quick to get started. Simply jump on and shift your body weight forward to walk, jog or run, no buttons involved. Best of all, there is no electricity required.
Why Should You Consider Adding a LifeTrac Curve Mill Studio Treadmill to Your Gym?
There are a number of reasons why a gym should consider adding a curved treadmill to their cardiovascular area. Some of the benefits include:
Safer than Traditional Motorised Treadmills
There is less friction and no heat generation due to the interaction between the belt system and the transport system.
The running deck of the treadmill has much more grip because the running surface differs fundamentally from the running belts on conventional treadmills, where cotton-nylon belts are normally used.
No Electricity Required
They are friendlier to the environment due to being completely powered by the user. This means there is a lower life-time cost of ownership due to requiring no electricity.
Long Service Life
A curved treadmill has a longer service life when compared to a conventional treadmill because there are no motorized parts. Servicing costs are kept to a minimum over the lifetime of machine if regular maintenance is routinely carried out.
Curved treadmills can be used just as you would use a traditional flat-bed treadmill so anything from sprint intervals to slower steady state running can be carried out.
However, there are three main types of training that the curved treadmill excels at:
Sprint intervals on a curved treadmill is an ideal workout because there is no motor in the treadmill. This means the user can start their sprint interval very quickly without having to wait for the treadmill motor to turn the belt to a certain rate before they can sprint.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
With a curved treadmill you have the ability to adjust your pace to mimic road or running track intervals. Since they have no speed limit, it is great choice for elite level athletes where the pace required is faster than the top-speed of any commercial motorized treadmill.
A curved treadmill is the perfect solution for group training because it is easy to jump on and off and the speed of the running deck slows down immediately when the user stops running. This allows for fast and seamless changes to take place as users move from one exercise to another.