Most gym goers probably have this erroneous notion that a recumbent bike is not physically challenging enough or that it is a bit boring because all you do is pedal away. But we are here to prove them wrong.
You’ll find three different types of recumbent bike workouts in this article. There is a workout for the beginner-level fitness enthusiast, a workout that targets the full body and not just the leg muscles, as well as a workout for those who want interval training. Take your pick.
Recumbent Bike Workout For Beginners to Lose Weight – 20 Minutes
Okay, you’ve finally purchased your first recumbent stationary bike and set it up at your home’s exercise area. If you’ve never used exercise bikes before so you’re unsure what to do next, then this recumbent bike workout for beginners is perfect for you.
Full Body Recumbent Bike Workout – 25 Minutes
You might have read that the recumbent exercise bike targets the glutes and other lower muscles such as quads, hamstrings, calves, tibialis anterior, and, to a certain degree, your abs since you need them to balance while pedaling. But what you probably did not know until now is that that recumbent bike can actually be used to give you a full body workout.
Check out this 25-minute full body recumbent bike workout and give it a try the next time you exercise. You need to lose weights for this recumbent bike workout. Dumbbells around 8 to 10 pounds are ideal but you can also get lighter or heavier ones as long as you can handle them.
High-Intensity Interval Training Using Recumbent Bike - 25 Minutes
Interval training is where a high-intensity period is followed by a low-intensity period within the exercise routine. Some of the health benefits of this type of training include improved cardiovascular fitness, burning more calories as well as compressing a complete workout at a shorter time frame. The good news is, you can actually do interval training using your recumbent bike.
As you can see, the recumbent bike is far from being a boring piece of exercise equipment. You can spice up your routines and use the bike in ways you’ve never thought possible before. Be sure to subscribe to this site and learn more when we publish another set of recumbent bike workouts in the future.