Fascinating & Funny Fact About Treadmills

I learned something kind of funny…
Do you know what treadmills were used for BEFORE someone got the idea to use them for monotonous, boring, indoor exercise machines that produce unnatural strides, broken gaits, and repetitive use injuries?
Torture.
Seriously!  Check this out from Wikipedia:
“Treadmills were introduced before the development of powered machines, to harness the power of animals or humans to do work, often a type of mill that was operated by a person or animal treading steps of a treadwheel to grind grain. In later times, treadmills were used as punishment devices for people sentenced to hard labour in prisons.
Treadmills for punishment were installed in 1818 by an English engineer named Sir William Cubitt. Noting idle prisoners, he proposed using their muscle power to both cure their idleness and produce useful work.”
That explains why they suck so bad!  ;-b
Look, I’m not knocking the benefits of cardiovascular exercise, but there are far better, more effective, and more enjoyable ways to do it than walking/running on a torture device…
I won’t take up a ton of space here to dive into what I think/know to be a better way.  I could literally write a book on it… Wait, I did. ;-b
Check out Part 3 of The Transformation Book, specifically chapters 15 & 16.
By the way, if you’re driving to the gym to workout on a treadmill please don’t be the person who circles around the parking lot for 5+ minutes looking for a spot close to the door! ;-b
And, please hire a qualified trainer so you can get more value from your membership than just renting access to a machine…
 
HAVE FAITH & TAKE ACTION!
Justin Yule

By |2018-03-26T15:49:11+00:00March 26th, 2018|Exercise|0 Comments

About the Author:

Husband. Dog Dad. Author. Coach. Entrepreneur. Transformation Specialist. Justin Yule is the founder, president, and chief transformation officer of The Transformation Club. In addition, he serves fitness professionals worldwide as a business coach and subject-matter expert. Justin is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Transformation Book, as well as the author of the fictional tale, The Transformation Path. He is also the co-host of The Transformation Show podcast. Justin has a bachelor of science degree in physical education with a concentration in adult fitness and holds multiple specialty training certifications in fitness. He has been educating, motivating, and inspiring clients to become the best version of themselves since 1997.

Leave A Comment