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Bowflex Treadclimber de-bunked
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By Jeff Hahn
Sales Director

You were up late last night flipping through the channels and saw the infomercial about the Bowflex Treadclimber.  The great thing about that is you are now inspired to make a life change and get into shape.  The problem is, nobody has the Treadclimber on display for you to try before you buy.  Is that by design?   Hmmmmm….

The Treadclimber is only sold through the tv and online advertisements.  The reason why is that they really don’t want you to try it before buying it.  It is an impulse decision based on their infomercial, and by the time you have unpacked it, lugged it up your stairs, put it together and used it, there is no way you will pack it back into the original packaging and pay the freight to send it back.  Another clothes-hanger SOLD!  Hence, the reason you see so many of them on Craigs List.

The infomercial would lead you to believe that you are doing more work and burning more calories than using a “regular” treadmill.  The reality is that they are comparing to a treadmill at zero elevation.  If you use a regular treadmill at a similar level of elevation to the treadclimber, you will burn the same amount of calories.  The fact that the “treadal” (their term for treadmill/pedal) starts at an elevation and depresses to flat makes no real difference in what you are doing compared to a regular treadmill at elevation.  What it does add are a couple problems for treadclimber owners.

Source: Northwest Fitness Blog

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2007-02-18 11:37:24 by altlatinagrr

Thanks for the info... After reviewing and selecting the Bowflex Series 7 treadmill I further looked into "home gyms" and the in CR and couldnt find anything.. I get CR every month..
I tested out the bowflex gym stuff with rods and didnt like the way it felt, didnt feel even enough with the right and left rods moving unevenly.. Since we all have one arm weaker than the other I felt as if I would always be fighting the equipment to be "even" and couldnt concentrate on resistance and form but on not being "wobbly"..

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