What are the main differences between Curved treadmills and Hitrainer? 

VARIABLE RESISTANCE

Not every curved treadmill offers variable resistance.  With the HiTrainer Variable Resistance, it is possible to adjust the running surface from light resistance to 300 pounds for heavy-duty sled training. Research shows sprinting against resistance will provide positive results.

FORCE SENSORS: MEASURE YOUR watts

The HiTrainer ATP+ and PRO are the only non-motorized treadmills that offer data on power outputs, the true measurement for intensity. This is calculated by multiplying forces with the speed of the belt. Many treadmill manufacturers do not have any kind of force sensors, so they're only giving you a rough estimate of your Watts. The HiTrainer ATP+ is equipped with very precise sensors that measure every bit of force in Newtons.  

AEROBIC VERSUS ANAEROBIC

The curve shaped models are designed to run in the maintenance phase to perform steady-state cardio at moderate intensity. HiTrainer is designed to perform high intensity interval training with protocols under three minutes. Comparison studies between intervals and endurance training show better cardiovascular outcomes from high intensity intervals. 

LOW VERSUS HIGH BELT MOMENTUM 

The curve shaped models have a belt that carries high momentum, making it challenging for smooth transitions between low and high intervals. The HiTrainer belt has low momentum, when user is performing Acceleration or Interval trainings, the response between walking and sprinting is immediate.

SAFETY

On the curve shaped models, if the user need to stop, they will have to jump with both feet on each side to let the belt slow down. On the HiTrainer, if the user needs to stop, the belt will immediately stop, making it a very safe tool to use for any type of users.

RUNNING POSITION

The curve shaped encourage the runners to over-stride in the front and heel strike with your feet in front of your body’s center of gravity. The HiTrainer Position encourages the runners to impact the ground with the appropriate running form under the body's center of gravity.

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