Exercise Bike For Beginners: What You Should Know

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An exercise Bike is an excellent option for a cardio workout if you are just starting a new exercise routine. You can get the same benefits from cardio as training with the treadmill or elliptical trainer. Starting out with an exercise bike is an excellent way to ease into cardio.

What You Need to Know About the Exercise Bike

If you are using a bike and you have never used one before, you have to take a few minutes to get familiar with how it works. For example, if you are in a gym, make sure you check with the floor manager before trying out the equipment. The floor manager will help you get acquainted with how to use the bikes available and which option will be good for you.

If you are standing next to an exercise bike, the seat must be level slightly above your hips. You must have a slight knee bend beneath the pedal stroke. Adjust the seat, pedals, and handles, to match your height and be within your reach. Learn how to control the resistance when working out because you will be changing in intervals.

Benefits of Cycling

  • Relieves chronic back pain.
  • Ensures the knee joint stays naturally lubricated.
  • Works the lower body muscles.
  • Convenient and safe.
  • A wide range of workout options.

See a doctor before trying any workout with an exercise bike if you have any injuries, illnesses or if you are on medication that can affect your heart rate.