- UK and Ireland
Ground Effects® technology overcomes a crucial treadmill problem: How to engineer a running surface that’s solid enough to provide maximum stability and pliable enough to absorb high-impact motion. Most treadmill decks flex like an inverted bow to absorb shock. That solves one problem; it reduces stress on joints. But creates a new one: it’s difficult to push off—a lot like jogging in the sand.
Precor analyzed the problem and redefined high-impact running as a low-impact sport that didn’t have to sacrifice stability or speed. Result: Patented treadmill design that outperforms a natural running surface.
When you run outdoors, the earth provides rock-solid stability. That’s essential for a vigorous, safe running experience. But every time your foot hits the ground, it stresses knees, ankles, hips and other joints—creating discomfort that quickly fatigues the body.
Precor Ground Effects technology revolutionized treadmill deck design with more absorption in the front where the foot hits the belt, added rigidity at the back for a firm push-off, and greater overall stability vital for healthy joints and safe running.
So you experience an enhanced workout that:
1. Absorbs shock only where needed
Precor running decks are secured at the back so you get the greatest
shock absorption at the front: Right where you need it—where the foot
hits the tread—for a smooth, natural running motion. This patented
design provides maximum lateral stability across the running surface
without compromising the give you need at the front for a comfortable
2. Supports a strong push-off
A running deck with enhanced stability makes a strong push off
possible. That’s important because without it, your foot sinks as it
pushes off, requiring more energy, increasing fatigue, and diminishing
workout results. Precor patented treadmill deck design provides added
firmness at the back so you get just the right balance of hardness and
absorption for a solid push off with reduced stress to the joints.
3. Adjusts to the user’s individual needs
Precor innovative technology includes triangular-shaped shock
absorbers at the front of the deck. This unique feature progressively
absorbs impact based on the runner’s weight. The combination of
lateral stability and variable shock absorption means that—whether
you’re training for a marathon or recovering from an injury—you’re on
a machine that adapts to your build and your workout.
4. Promotes workout ease and comfort
Relative Perceived Exertion (RPE) is the difference between how hard
your brain says you’re working and how hard your heart actually
works. If you’re jogging, the perceived level of exertion drops when
impact to your ankle, knee and other affected joints is reduced. So you
experience a more comfortable workout that keeps you motivated and
moving toward your fitness goals.