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Is A Manual Treadmill Right For You?

Jul 24, 2008
Although manual treadmills are much cheaper than motorized treadmills, and are quite popular, they do not have many of the features that people like to see on their exercise equipment. You do get a good workout from manual treadmills, but you also have to supply all the power needed to get them going. Your lower body gets the really good workout that you need to strengthen your leg muscles and glutes.

These treadmills are very affordable as well. They usually cost around $100, so if you want a treadmill but cannot afford a motorized treadmill, these are perfect for you. There are not as many manual models available, but it is not that difficult to find them. Many retail stores sell manual treadmills and you can also find them on several websites that sell home fitness equipment.

It is hard to get the belt started when you first get on a manual treadmill and this could cause undue stress on your joints. You might have to do adjustments on the incline level of the treadmill in order to have a comfortable workout. Once you get the belt moving on a manual treadmill and decide you want a different incline level, you have to stop and get off to make the adjustments.

Manual treadmill in the other hand are cheaper option for many home exercisers, since manual treadmill has no motor inbuilt in the user powers the belt to move instead of motor. The treadmill is outfitted with a heavy-duty weighted flywheel and a sturdy 41.5-by-13.5-inch running belt that respond to your walking or running speed.

Manual treadmills are cheaper because of its limited features and the strain it will put on your knees and hips joints. Exercising with it for long time might cause you all sorts of joint problems in the long run since you have to use your legs to move the belts.
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