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Old 06-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #15
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I've been buying and using exercise equipment as a morbidly obese person for more than 25 years, and I give products a 50 lb leeway and have never had a problem. I've even used equipment with a weight limit listed as 100 lbs under my own, and have never broken anything (on my self or the equipment).

If I remember correctly, running puts four or more times the stress (pounds per inch) than walking. Which would mean that if a treadmill can handle a 300 lb runner, it should be able to hold a 1200 lb walker.
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