Month: November 2020

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Deciding Between Traditional and Manual Treadmills

I have recently decided it is time for me to get back into shape. Like many people in the United States, I have put on the “quarantine 15“. However, due to safety precautions, I can’t simply go to the gym right now. Nor can I hire a personal trainer or go to a Zumba class. It seemed like the easiest thing to do would be to purchase myself a treadmill.

The runners feet on the treadmill seen from above

I wanted to put the treadmill into my sunroom, but there are a couple of difficulties. First, the sunroom is an addition to my home, which means it doesn’t have the same robust wiring as most of my house. It might be hard to find an appropriate place to power a treadmill.

Secondly, while I’m alone in this house, I usually like to entertain guests frequently. In fact, the whole reason I had the sunroom added to my house was to use it for guests. If I buy a treadmill, it will take up a significant amount of space in my sunroom, disrupting this purpose.

These factors together make a traditional treadmill less appealing. They tend to be heavy and large and are very difficult to move around. I would need to find a good place to plug it in, limiting the places I can put it in my sunroom. This makes it even more difficult to use the sunroom for both my treadmill and for guests.

Instead, I started looking into manual treadmills. Since I only intend to use it for walking, not running, I don’t need anything heavy-duty. A manual treadmill might meet my needs without the disadvantages brought by a traditional treadmill. It should also be less expensive than an electrical one since there aren’t as many expensive components.

For example, a manual treadmill by definition, does not require electrical power. That means I don’t have to find a place to plug it in. I can place it anywhere in the sunroom where it fits. The lack of electrical power means I need to worry a little less about the sunroom’s environmental conditions. If a little bit of water gets in on the floor or the room becomes very humid, it won’t short out the treadmill. It would take a large amount of water damage to destroy a manual treadmill. I could leave the doors open when I exercise for more of a breeze without worrying about my equipment.

Manual treadmills are also smaller and lighter than electric treadmills. I will be able to move it around to other places in my home once I can have guests over again. Some manual treadmills even fold up when being stored, taking up even less space when I’m not using it.

A manual treadmill also has fewer pieces that can break. It’s simply a belt on rollers, powered by my own walking. There are no electrical components to break down. It doesn’t have a screen or a display that can break. Since

Having decided on a manual treadmill over an electric treadmill, I need to decide where and how to buy one. A manual treadmill is easier to transport to my home. I can easily bring it in myself and don’t need to pay for installation. Once I open it up and put it in my sunroom, it will just work, without any need for programming.

Right now, the safest way to shop for anything, including a treadmill, is online. This is somewhat unfortunate, as I cannot try out the treadmill before purchasing to see if I like the surface, the shape, or the resistance offered by a specific model. This means I should make sure I buy from a company with a generous return policy.

I might also choose to order it online and pick it up curbside at a local store. That would make it easier to return if I don’t like it. Shipping something as large as a treadmill back to an online retailer will be a lot more difficult than putting the treadmill into my car and driving back to the store.

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Simple Home Treadmill Training Tips To Make Your Workout More Enjoyable

Let’s take a minute and address that big elephant in the room: none of us really want to go to the gym. We all know that it is too crowded and too expensive. There are so many other places we would all rather be. And I don’t know about you, but my time is really limited to even get to the gym. How many of us have to get the kids ready for school, go to work, get the kids, make dinner, get all of the chores done, and then go to the gym?

Just thinking about a day like that is enough to make me want to take a nap, let alone do exercise. We all live very busy lives and have far too many responsibilities always to find the time to get to the gym. While we are all looking to feel our best, getting to the gym to do it is not the most realistic option. Many individuals have begun to see the many benefits of having an in house gym.

Two women running on treadmills at home

Working all day is a chore that we all must face and typically deal with a great multitasking portion. By the time you get home in the evening, you do not want to run to the gym and work out, even though it is one of your goals. Instead, you want to sit down and watch some TV and grab some snacks. When all you see during the advertisements are products for getting fit and staying healthy, it would seem that your television is trying to pass you a message. If you want to get and stay healthy and look your best, you are going to have to get up and get moving. The bright side of this article is that we will not force you to go to the gym. The downside is we are going to share with you the absolute best in treadmill training. There will be some work involved on your part, and if you do not own a treadmill yet, you will soon see why it is the best investment you could make.

If you have been thinking about training from home and skipping the gym, a treadmill is the best investment you could make. I know what you are thinking, why a treadmill when it is just as easy to go outside and take a jog or run in the fresh air. My argument to that is if you enjoy running, it should not matter where you run. And secondly, we all know that the weather never cooperates with our plans, including outdoor workouts. Rain, snow, cold weather, and other elements can take all of the fun out of a daily run.

You want a treadmill in the home so you can take better care of your body. Having a treadmill in the house will ensure that nothing is going to get in the way of a good workout. Let’s take an in-depth look at the best type of training with a home workout.

  • First and foremost, you always want to ensure that you take the time and do a proper amount of stretching before getting on the treadmill. It is just as easy to pull a muscle on the treadmill on a track or sidewalk.
  • Be sure that you put enough of an emphasis on warming up and cooling down before and after your workout.
  • Never hit your treadmill at the start of a workout going full throttle. This is going to be quite difficult for your body to adjust to that fast of a speed. Secondly, your body is going to have a more challenging time recovering from that type of workout.

It is important to remember that proper cool downs and warm-ups take an additional five minutes.

  • Feel free to binge-watch your favorite show while working out. When you take time to enjoy music or your favorite show while working out, it helps to take your mind off your body’s struggle during the workout.
  • Never force yourself to workout for a specific time. Always do what you feel comfortable doing. There are days where you may feel like a longer or shorter workout, and that is fine. Also, there is no need to always run on a treadmill; you can walk or jog. This is especially true for individuals who have heart conditions or poor joints.

Typically, anything longer than ten minutes is going to be good for your body. If you want an effective cardiovascular workout, try to get your target heart rate for at least 20 minutes.

  • Understand that while using a home treadmill, your body temperature rises faster and higher. This is because you are not outside or in a large gym. You will find that you feel much more exhausted at a sooner rate. Always, have a water bottle nearby and keep yourself hydrated.
  • If you want to simulate outdoor wind resistance, be sure to set your treadmill at a 1 to 2 level incline.