AFG Sport 5.5AT Treadmill Review
AFG Sport 5.5AT Treadmill: QUICK OVERVIEW
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We understand just how important fitness is and while running outside can be a perfect way of staying fit, there are things that can get in the way of that. For example, the weather could be terrible, with winds so fast that it simply takes your breath away, or you might live in an urban environment where there are only a handful of different running spots.
Today we are going to be reviewing the AFG Sport Folding Treadmill, a treadmill that might be the solution to all your running woes.
AFG Sport 5.5AT Treadmill Review
The AFG Sport 5.5AT Treadmill is a mid-range treadmill that has been specifically designed for use in a home environment; this means that it has not been designed with gyms in mind. It features a sturdy construction and the console has a decent array of different workout applications that can be used.
Who is this product for?
This treadmill is a great example of a cardiovascular training machine. This makes it a perfect option for people who are looking to add a little bit more intensity to their current fitness regime. It could be used by people who are looking to train themselves harder, or by people who are simply looking to get healthy.
It features a medium running surface. This means that it should not be used by people who are over 6’ because their stride would simply be too wide, meaning that they would be restricted by this treadmill. This treadmill works best with people who weigh up to 136kg.
This treadmill comes with a power cord and a plug, but it does not come with any adaptors. The plug itself is a standard U.S. 3-prong plug. This means that if you are not based in the U.S., then you will need to make sure that you have an adaptor at home that you can use.
The treadmill itself is also quite straightforward to assemble. It consists of rollers, motors, a belt, and a deck that are already fully assembled upon delivery. Simply add the lateral control masts, handlebars, and console. All the tools you need to do this are included.
The manual also includes clear and concise assembly instructions, so you will not have to worry about attempting to decipher hieroglyphics. You will have this treadmill running and ready to go in less than an hour. You should also make sure that you use a silicone-based lubricant before you use the treadmill for the first time.
Overview of features
The first thing that you notice about this treadmill is that it is a lightweight model. But, this treadmill weighs 78kg once it has been assembled. This means that it is incredibly stable and secure, but it also means that some people might struggle to move it on their own. There are integrated sets of wheels on the base of the treadmill to help with this.
The treadmill itself comes folded up and the folding mechanism consists of a hydraulic cylinder; this assists you when it comes to lowering the deck. Three pairs of standard elastomers play the role of shock absorbers under the deck of the treadmill. They absorb approximately 20% of the running shock. This results in less workout-related injuries and back pain, making this treadmill a good option for people who find running on hard surfaces painful.
The incline system on this treadmill is motorized and it can only be adjusted from the control panel/console. There are some on-board programs on the console that affect the incline of the treadmill, and the deck will be automatically adjusted during these workouts.
There are 10 levels of adjustable incline on this treadmill, making it a good option for people who are looking to build their endurance. Simply use the up/down arrow keys while running to adjust the incline. It is worth noting that the maximum 10% of incline that the machine features is not a lot when we look at the market as a whole, where some machines are capable of handling 40% incline.
The motor in this AFG Sport Folding Treadmill is a 2.5 CHP that has been specifically designed to withstand the pressures of prolonged workouts at full speed. It will not lose performance or overheat during long workouts, something that most treadmill motors would suffer with. The speed range on this machine is 0.5-10mph. The increments between both of those speeds are 0.1mph.
The control unit itself features a very basic LED display that shows time, distance covered, calories burned and your heart rate. Please note that it will only show your heart rate if you are holding on to the metallic sensors. You can switch this treadmill from manual mode to intervals in just a handful of seconds.
Several other useful features can be found on this treadmill, including a 2-speaker sound system that can keep you entertained while you are running. If you are prone to getting hot, then you would also benefit from using the cooling fan on the front of the treadmill.
If you are a beginner and you do not know whether or not you would like to invest in a treadmill like this one, then you might want to try something like the Fitness Reality TR3000 Treadmill to start with. That way you will know whether you will use a treadmill on a long-term basis.
The AFG Sport Folding Treadmill is a great example of a mid-range treadmill that can be used in a home environment to train effectively. It can be used to lose body fat, get fit or simply to improve on things that you are already doing. You can take advantage of the 10 different incline settings to build your endurance.