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Treadmills? What's a mechanical treadmill?

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 Hope2B (original poster member #40474) posted at 5:36 AM on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

I'm shopping for a treadmill. I don't want an electrical one because they're very very bulky and even though they can fold up, it's still bulky and heavy and I'm afraid it will fall down on my toe or on my dogs. I'm tubby so I need to make sure I'm under the maximum weight limit.

What's a mechanical treadmill and how does that work? Am I going to be pushing with my legs every time I walk?

I've also seen something about a 'magnetic' treadmill and I have no clue what that is or how that works or if it's the same as a mechanical one.

Thank you for any info, both good & bad, so I can start online shopping and any recommendations for where to purchase one would be great, too.

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grubs ( member #77165) posted at 3:56 PM on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Magnetic = type of manual. Basically the resistance in a manual one is either hydraulic or magnetic. Both are going to be about the same weight wise I would think. It's harder to get going on a manual one than an electric and this will add more strain to your joints.

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 Hope2B (original poster member #40474) posted at 7:27 PM on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Thanks, grubs. I guess I'll have to look at the electrical ones... I sure don't need to put any extra strain on my joints!

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tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 1:22 AM on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Hope you may want to look at ellipticals they are awesome and won't cause impact issues on your joints. As someone that is extra fluffy it is very important to protect those ankles knees and hips.

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 Hope2B (original poster member #40474) posted at 8:16 AM on Friday, March 19th, 2021

Thanks, Tushy, I appreciate you ringing in here.. Ellipticals aren't an option.

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