Manual Treadmill Vs Motorized Treadmill Which one is better?

Subject: Manual Treadmill Vs Motorized Treadmill comparison with Pros and Cons

First of all

Congratulations on making the decision to take care of your health.

90% of people give the least preference to health which leads to every problem in our life.

Doing exercise regularly makes your body and mind active and helps to reach happy and successful life.

Starting is half success, you need to work 50% from now to feel your fitness goal.

After taking fitness goals seriously most people feel confused to choose equipment that helps them to reduce their weight or keep their body healthy.

If you are one of them, you are at perfect content. In this article, I am going to explain to you each and every point regarding treadmills, types of treadmills, the difference between Manual and motorized treadmills, pros and cons of the respective treadmills.

then what are you waiting for? Let’s walk through the content that helps to select the perfect treadmill for your need.

Manual Treadmill Vs Motorized Treadmill Which one is better?
Which One is Best

What is a treadmill?

The treadmill is a device that is used for running or jogging at a static place. It is used for cardio exercises at home or fitness centers. This gives convenience for working professionals and business people who wants to do exercises without leaving their home.

Using treadmills every day will increase the strength and stamina of people other than weight loss. By using the treadmill for 30 minutes a day will promote your body’s health.

Types of treadmills available in the market:

There are two types of treadmill variants are available in the fitness industry.

  • Manual treadmill
  • Automatic or motorized treadmill

The purpose of both the treadmills are the same, but there are some differences in their functionalities, features, etc., 

What is a Manual treadmill?

Manual treadmill runs only if the runner or walker on the treadmill applies force against the belt of the treadmill in order to slide the curve belt over the sliding plate.

You have to put more effort in order to slide the belt. Some studies mentioned that an average burns 30% more calories on the manual treadmill than an automatic.

But there are some cons with a manual treadmill which I will discuss at the end of this article.

What is an Automatic or motorized treadmill?

In a motorized treadmill, the motor keeps the belt in motion. You have to just move your leg over the belt in relative motion. Here the speed and power of the motor matter a lot.

If you want to run fast or burn more calories, you can increase the speed of the motor. Another benefit of the motorized treadmill is you can burn calories as per your goal.

A motorized treadmill helps you to do High Intense jogging.

Let’s see the pros and cons of the individual treadmill

Pros and Cons of Manual Treadmill Vs Motorized Treadmill:

Manual Treadmill

  • Cost-effective and less expensive
  • Helps to burn more calories with High intense interval workout
  • Muscle powered
  • No additional cost like power bill, repair costs and maintenance costs of motor
  • Safety and easy to use
  • Joint pains ( not suits for people with a knee problem
  • Capacity to withstand against running less
  • Difficult to adjust inclination every time
  • fewer features

Motorized treadmill:

  • No joint stress and knee strain because of motor assistance
  • More features to monitor  more fitness parameters
  • Easy to adjust speed and inclination of the machine
  • Suits for long time workout sessions
  • You will love to work with it
  • Suitable for both running and walking
  • Additional costs like power bill and maintenance cost
  • Not safe for children’s and old people ( because we cannot control motor speed)
  • Expensive to purchase

Final verdict:

As a user of both treadmills and observed the major difference between them, I will suggest you to purchase a Motorized treadmill that helps you to love the workout.

If you don’t have the budget, you can purchase with EMI. otherwise please use playgrounds or jogging place near your house.

Purchasing a Manual treadmill is a waste of money, you cannot continue your fitness goals because of knee pains, etc.,

Best selling motorized treadmill under  Rs 20,000

I hope, this article gave your clarity about your buying decision. If you like it please share it on social media platforms which encourages me to write more useful content for people like you and me.

Thank you for reading and keep smiling

Signing off

Prathap Reddy

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