Recumbent Exercise Bikes
Recumbant Exercise Bikes are not the best cardio
workout – but are ideal for many people who have hip or back
problems that make using an upright stationary exercise bike or
elliptical trainer uncomfortable.
A recumbent exercise bike still gives the legs a great workout,
and does have some cardio impact due to the leg muscles being large
muscles requiring a lot of oxygen to really keep them working hard
for 30 minutes.
The best thing about the Precor Recumbant Exercise Bike is that
it is compact and comfortable.
- Seat Design – the design of the seat
is very well done, meaning it is the right shape and soft enough
to stay comfy right throughout the workout.
- Adjustments – moving the distance of
the seat away from the pedals changes the emphasis point on the
muscles. I find being closer works the upper thigh more, and being
further away I can fell my lower legs working harder, with less
stress on my knees [my weak point] are great so you can sit as
far away or as close as you need to. It has a lot of programs
so you can gear your workout to what you feel like doing on a
- Intensity – the intensity of the workout
is adjusted using the resistance control.
- Data Read Outs – the console provides
basic data readouts: time, distance, speed, and calories burnt.
You will be surprised to see that you still burn a reasonable
amount of calories for lesser perceived exertion. Remember –
those big leg muscles burn fuel like crazy.
For those who love that cardio burn feeling – stick with
the Upright Bike
Trainer. But for those who have medical conditions
or find they prefer a more comfortable way to exercise – a
Precor Recumbent Kike is just the thing.
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