The AlterG is a specialized treadmill that uses air pressure to reduce a runner’s body weight while training. The runner wears neoprene shorts and zips into a pressurized, airtight enclosure, which then calibrates to their exact body weight. The AlterG allows the runner to unweight their body by up to 80%, in precise 1% increments, reducing impact on joints and maintaining normal running mechanics.
The AlterG treadmill is a great training tool for both recreational and competitive athletes. It reduces impact on the joints and muscles and allows one to train through injuries such as shin splints or tendinopathies. The AlterG can also be used for over-speed training and for specialized gait analysis and correction.
The AlterG is also great for people who want to improve their fitness but have pain with walking at full body weight. AlterG’s precise calibration allows the user to determine the point where movement becomes pain-free and to then exercise in a safe and comfortable manner.