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Bowflex TreadClimber TC5300 - A Review

Exercise equipment manufacturers have now tried to realize the fusion of two of the best cardio-vascular exercise equipments- a treadmill and a climber. The hybridization has been now realized in the form of Bowflex TreadClimber TC5300. This machine is a cross between a treadmill and climber and offers the workout benefits of both.

Motor: The motor in Bowflex TreadClimber TC5300 can propel you to any speed from 0.5 mph to 4.5 mph. Though the speed might not be that impressive for those who indulge in hardcore workouts, it is still sufficient for a decent workout.

Frame: The frame is ergonomically designed and can support user weights up to 300 lbs.

Display panel: The display panel is comprised of a crystal bright LCD panel. It can give you information such as speed, distance, time, calories and incline of climb. Electronic accessories include a wireless heart rate monitor.

Running/Climbing platform: Individual stats of the running platform doesn't matter here. What matters is that there is a synchronized movement between the treadmill and climber which gives you an intense workout of both. However, when in need you can simply disengage them and use them as a stand-alone treadmill or climber.

Workout Programs: The Bowflex TreadClimbTC5300 comes with 12 pre-programmed workout sessions. You can use them in whatever way you like to get an effective training session for your body.

Warranty: The extent of warranty varies according to the thing covered. There is a very low 5 year warranty on motor and a 3 year warranty on parts. There is another 3 years warranty on all electronic equipment. To finish things there is a 2 year warranty on hydraulics.

Price: The Bowflex TreadClimber TC 5300 will test your purchasing capacity if you are one of those with a cap on their purchase budget. The hybrid machine comes with a very steep $3000 price tag. This might prove to be a deterrent in many cases. However, people who have both the budget as well as inclination to buy both machines separately will definitely find this hybrid a really handsome deal.

So Should You Really Buy It?
If you think that price is the most important factor that you will take into account while purchasing exercise machines then you are mistaken, at least in the case of Bowflex TC5300. Admitted that its price is somewhat steep, it can not be taken away from the machine that it does help in compressing a lot more exercise options into one single package.

With the help of Bowflex TC5300, you can exercise a lot more and a lot harder than what you can do with other machines. The verdict, then, is that you can go ahead and buy it.