Exercise Bike for Blog

 

Exercise bikes are a piece of equipment that we see in many homes and gyms, but may not have had lots of experience or training with. Thanks to their stationary nature and the ability to work up a sweat while sitting, one can still complete a rigorous full body work out on this equipment that can accommodate all body types, strengths, and weaknesses. To help you take advantage of this dynamic exercise system, we walk through a brief outline of how to use an exercise bike here.

 

To start your work out, sit on the bike and extend each leg one at a time to situate yourself on the bike. Adjust the pedals to a distance where your leg is fully extended when your heel is in the pedal. Pedal slowly at a steady pace for 10 minutes to warm up to help reduce injury and ease your body into workout mode.

 

After warming up, bike for your set workout goal. If you are in the beginning stages of working out, set attainable goals and work your way up to longer periods of time. Doing intervals of "sprints" alternated with stretches of slower cycling is a great way to get your heart pumping without overexerting yourself. 

 

Remember to not over do it in the beginning. There's no reason to go for too long too soon. Starting off with a solid ten to twenty minutes a day and working your way up is the best route to take. Staying aligned with your fitness and cardio goals is key, so if you do too much too soon, you risk the chance of over-working your body to the point where you don't want to get back on the bike. The main goal is to get a great workout in, so start small and grow from there. Happy riding!