The Sportcraft TX400 does not come highly recommended. The quality of the machine has been called into question, which is in part a result of their low price. "It is very hard to make a machine in the price range they are targeting," according to Treadmill Doctor.Know More
The Sportcraft TX400 is primarily sold at Wal-Mart. Their treadmills have been recalled twice for "unexpectedly accelerating," as noted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This particular model was not recalled, and is considered better than other Sportcraft products. However, it is considerably less well-received than similar products from Pacemaster and Lifefitness.
As of 2012, Sportcraft no longer makes treadmills, so this product can most likely only be purchased pre-owned.Learn more about Home Fitness Equipment
A study in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise indicates that it's safer for an overweight person to walk on an inclined treadmill than on level ground. A slower pace and increased incline protects joints in the knees and hips by reducing the impact of the motion's joint pressure.Full Answer >
A slipping treadmill belt is caused by too much friction between the walking belt and the running deck. The belt may need lubrication or it could be too loose. The treadmill belt will slip when the belt is not tightened to specifications.Full Answer >
According to the Houston Chronicle, treadmills primarily work the lower body muscles which include the calf muscles, the hamstrings and quadriceps in the thighs, the gluteal muscles and the hip flexors. Certain treadmill models are designed with special handles that can help to strengthen the arms, shoulders and chest.Full Answer >
Place your treadmill somewhere convenient with a decent amount of room. Keep it in an open space with easy access, but not necessarily in the middle of the room or on a high-traffic path. A treadmill should be placed in a corner in the lower part of a house, so it can easily be reached without causing a disturbance in the center of the home.Full Answer >