What types of runners might see significant benefits from using the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill?
This advanced technology can be an incredibly useful tool for runners who are eager to improve their biomechanics, individuals who are recovering from an injury or surgery, and athletes who want to increase the intensity of their training while minimizing their risk of getting hurt.
The Gravity of the Situation
Under normal circumstances, gravity pulls down on the human body and contributes to the force of impact as a runner’s feet strike the ground.
This impact can produce considerable strain that can be exacerbated by poor running mechanics.
It can also be painful for injured joints.
Standard treadmills provide a place to run, but advanced treadmills like the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill do more.
They allow runners to run in reduced gravity.
How Anti-Gravity Treadmills Improve Running
By employing NASA’s innovative differential air-pressure technology, The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill creates a lifting force that generates an incredibly low-impact exercise experience.
Runners exercising on this machine can reduce their weight during their workout by 80 percent, producing a sensation that’s similar to what astronauts walking on the moon feel.
This allows runners to:
- Concentrate on the pure biomechanics of running without the distraction of pain
- Exercise with less strain on the hips, knees, ankles and lower back
- Start physical therapy faster and tackle more challenging programs sooner
- Improve fitness levels without increasing the risk of injury
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill provides a customized workout experience.
Users can decide what percentage of their weight they want to feel with amazing precision.
Once calibrated, the machine can decrease the weight a user experiences in increments of 1 percent, so the reduction of impact can be tailored to each user’s unique needs.
In addition, user-friendly controls allow the user to control the speed and incline of the treadmill’s belt.
Everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors can improve their running with the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, and Liberty Wellness & Chiro is one of just a handful of New York City locations that can offer patients this innovative form of therapy.
Make an appointment today, if you’re interested in learning more about exercising in reduced gravity.