EXERCISE BIKE BENEFITS
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Last Update: Mar 10, 2015
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Exercise Bikes are an excellent way to keep in shape without ever leaving your home. That is why they are becoming one of the most popular pieces of exercise equipment on the market today. There are really two types of exercise bikes that you can buy. One is the “Recumbent Bike” or “Upright Bike” that has a flywheel and usually magnetic resistance and the other is the “Indoor Cycle” that looks like a stationary bike with adjustable seat and handlebars.
Exercise bikes can give you a great cardio workout without the side effects like sore knees, joints and back because it is a non-weight bearing exercise.
Exercise Bikes are considered non-weight bearing exercise because most of your weight is getting supported by the seat. Weight bearing exercises (Aerobics, Weight Lifting, Walking, Treadmills) you’re carrying your own weight on most of those exercises. Both types of these exercises are good for you it’s just non-weight bearing exercises will produce less strain on the body.
But remember with any exercising there will always be some kind of pain associated with vigorous exercise (No pain No Gain). That’s why the more you exercise (properly) the more your body will get use to it and the after effects will diminish over time.
Building muscles in your legs and buttocks are another great benefit of the exercise bike. It won’t build big muscles but it will definitely burn fat and tone your entire lower body when used properly and on a regular basis.
Exercise bikes are used for exercise, to increase general fitness, and for training for cycle events. The exercise bike has long been used for physical therapy because of the low-impact, safe, and effective cardiovascular exercise it provides. The low-impact movement involved in operating an exercise bike does not put much stress on joints and does not involve sporadic motions that some other fitness equipment may require.
Stationary bikes are also used to exercise for weight loss.
The life of your exercise bike will probably be dictated by how much tension you apply to your flywheel. Exercise bikes used everyday with maximum tension will probably not last as long as an exercise bike used three times a week with medium tension. It’s how you want to use them and how often you will need to replace them when they wear out. One great way to use exercise bikes is to put them in front of your TV because nothing is better and passes time quickly them cycling while watching your favorite shows.
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