A Guide to Recumbent Bikes

Tips for Choosing the Right Recumbent Bike

If you’ve ever been to a gym or fitness center, you probably know how a recumbent bike looks like. These are recumbent bikes focus on providing the user with as much comfort as possible during their workout. Their most apparent characteristics are a welcoming, comfortable seat with back support, typically cushioned or padded, a set of handlebars near the seat, and a more or less advanced fitness console.

Recumbent bikes are known to be easy on the knees and the joints, and since all recumbent bikes have a seat with back support, they eliminate any stress on the user’s back. They’re made for light and up to medium intensity exercising, but you can also lose weight by working out on a recumbent bike. However, this requires longer workout sessions and, most likely, a well-balanced diet.

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A Guide to Treadmill Buying

Tips for Choosing the Right Treadmill

Finding a new treadmill can be both an exciting and frustrating experience. The exciting part is looking at the treadmills and imagining the treadmill in your own home. Since treadmills are the most extensive category in the fitness industry, there are more choices than any other fitness equipment. This is a mixed blessing.

From well-known brands like NordicTrack and Sole to manufacturers you have never heard of outside of Amazon, it is challenging to sort through the thousands of treadmills available.

Buying and using a treadmill can be one of the most sensible health decisions you can make. Fitness professionals recommend treadmills more than any other piece of home exercise equipment. They are functional, easy to use, and when used correctly, provide an ideal way to burn calories, manage weight and strengthen, and enhance your cardiovascular system.

The following are essential tips to make sure you maximize your investment and reach your goals.

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An Indoor Cycling Bike Guide

How to Choose the Right Indoor Cycling Bike

An indoor cycling bike offers you just about the same cycling setting as a regular speed bike; only it’s stationary. Therefore, you can undergo your daily ride in the comfort of your home while watching TV, your favorite internet streams, or browsing the web. You won’t be bothered by bad weather, you won’t be hit by bugs as you pedal at 40-50MPH, and there’s no risk of being hit by a car. The overall chances of injury while undergoing intensive training on this stationary exercise bicycle are low.

Along with the comfort-oriented and low-risk advantages, this type of exercise bike does indeed offer many fitness and health benefits. Just as treadmills, indoor cycling bikes are great exercising machines for burning calories. But as opposed to treadmills, they put less impact on your joints, as your legs do not have to support your whole weight as you pedal. Depending on the bike and exercise routine, one can lose between 500-1000 calories per hour while exercising on an indoor cycle.

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