When you are buying a treadmill, there are basically two types of treadmills, one is motorized treadmill and the other one is manual treadmill. Most of the people prefer motorized treadmill over the manual treadmill, as they will be able to enjoy a lot of benefits of the motorized treadmill.
What are the Major Disadvantages of Manual Treadmill?
If you are also someone who is considering to buy a manual treadmill, then here is the list of disadvantages of buying or using a manual treadmill;
#1 Too much strain
When you are using a manual treadmill, you need to run on it and that creates the speed. You do not have any speed controls on it. So, in order to run faster, you will have to give a lot of pressure on your legs and your back. Increased stress on the legs can cause leg injuries and joint pains as well.
#2 Not suitable for running
Any kind of manual treadmill is good just for walking and jogging, It does not suit the requirements of the runner. You will not be able to run as the speed is controlled by your legs and hence you won’t be able to run on it.
#3 No proper measure
Most of the manual treadmills do not have a proper display for time, speed, distance or other information. Hence, you will not be able to measure your workout session when you are on a manual treadmill.
#4 Comes with Limited features
As they do not require any kind of power for running them, then do not even have any extra feature like pulse detection from handle, the music playing jacks or any other facilities. You will just be able to use it just to walk and jog and nothing else.
#5 No preloaded programs
As this is completely operated based on your speed of walk of jog, you will not have any kind of preloaded programs that can help you stay fit and lose weight in a much better way.
#6 Hard on your feet
When you are walking on the manual treadmill, they are really harsh on your feet and added to that you need to apply much more pressure on it to make it move. This can make the skin of your feet rough.
#7 Limited options
Like a motorized treadmill, manual treadmill does not come with too many options to choose from. Every brand will have just one or two models and more than that. But if you check the same with the motorized options, you will be able to find a new one every time you look for treadmills and everything comes with new features and options.
So, now compare it with the disadvantages of a motorized treadmill. They also have cons, but compared to the pros and cons of the motorized treadmills, manual treadmills are not really a good option. It is always good to get a motorized treadmill in order to work out better and this kind of motorized treadmills creates interest in you to work out every day. Manual treadmills can be discouraging as they are painful to your legs.