Looking for the best calorie-burning treadmill? Let’s face it, the main reason many people want a treadmill is to workout in the privacy of their own home – and lose a few pounds or more.
But we’re all so busy that we don’t have time to spend hours on a treadmill!
So how do you get the most calorie-burning bang for your buck? Which treadmill can help you do this?
I have 3 options you may not know about. If you’re looking for a treadmill that can help you lose weight faster these machines are worth considering.
#1. The Incline Trainer Treadmill
This is a new take on the traditional treadmill that uses the power of incline walking to blast away calories quickly.
Most treadmills give you up to 15% incline – which is OK. But an incline trainer gives you up to 40% incline. Walking on a high incline uses more lower body muscles (these are the muscles that require a lot of calories to function).
In fact, according to some manufacturers who have run tests, you can burn up to 5 times the calories on an incline trainer as on a regular treadmill.
So you end up burning a lot more calories when walking on a high incline vs. a flat plane. You don’t have to walk on a high incline all the time – you can build in high intensity intervals and get incredible results too!
The most popular brand of incline trainer right now is the NordicTrack brand – mainly because they offer the most up-to-date web consoles and longer belts (which are ideal for runners).
You can also find incline treadmills from brands like Proform and Freemotion as well.
#2. Bowflex Treadclimbers
This is another new take on the treadmill – instead of one treadbelt, you get 2 smaller treadbelts that rise to meet your feet as you walk.
Like the Incline Trainer above, the Treadclimber also uses the power of incline walking to burn calories super-fast.
According to Bowfex tests, you can burn up to 3.5 times the calories on one of these machines as on a regular treadmill. So again, you get weight loss results faster.
Another great thing about these machines is that they are lower impact than working out on a treadmill because the belts actually rise to meet your feet. So if you have problems with shin splints or bad knees, this is a great option.
#3. Treadmill Desk
You may have heard some of the hype about these walking workstations. Experts are now telling us that sitting down at a computer desk for hours is almost as hazardous to your health as smoking (and it really piles on the pounds!)
One of the solutions to this problem is a walking treadmill desk. There are various kinds of desk treadmills but mainly the idea is this: you walk at a VERY slow pace while you work.
Try going about 1.0 – 1.5 MPH. This means you’re not sweating or even feeling like you’re working out. In fact it feels kind of like you’re just standing/shuffling very slowly.
And that makes it easy to concentrate on your work.
How does this translate into more calorie burning? Well, you don’t see it up front – but most people spend from 4 – 8 hours working every day. And at about 100 calories an hour, that’s up to 800 calories in a single day!
So those are 3 of the best calorie-burning treadmills on the market right now. They all have their benefits and each one will help you slim down quicker than a traditional treadmill. Good luck and have fun!