A recumbent exercise bike is a bike in which the user is in a laid back or reclined position. It distributes the user’s weight more comfortably over a larger area and is more ergonomically correct thus making it much more comfortable. The recumbent exercise bike is seen more and more in gyms, exercise rooms, spinning classes, and anywhere workout equipment is found. This is one workout that gives a great deal of gain without the pain. For those who include it in a regular workout, the benefits are great.
Stationary or mobile, a recumbent exercise bike is comfortable. You can get some great exercise in relative comfort. Recumbent bikes are available in a wide range of configurations, including: long to short wheelbase; large, small, or a mix of wheel sizes; over seat, under seat, or no-hands steering; and rear wheel or front wheel drive. In a recumbent bike, the seat is located almost in-line with the pedals. Sitting reclined, leaning back with the arms hanging naturally to your sides eliminates sore hands, wrists and arms because there is no weight or stress put on them by leaning while riding. The gluteal muscles of your butt get a better workout in a reclined position. Cycling in a more natural position of body alignment reduces fatigue and increases both the ability and the desire of the rider to continue the workout. Why not be comfortable while you are exercising so you can do your very best toward realizing your fitness goals?
A recumbent exercise bike can be used by just about anyone, young or old, any fitness level, or any skill level. With a stationary recumbent exercise bike you won’t have to be concerned about balance, turning radius, weather or traffic conditions and simply provides a good low impact workout with recumbent bikes. A recumbent bike has lumbar support and you put less strain on your body. Using a recumbent bike for exercise may find you looking forward to exercising, since they can be so much fun. They provide a good workout for your leg muscles and joints. These bikes are known for their comfort, strong ergonomics and good cardiovascular workout. Recumbent bikes are easy on your wrist, back, hands, shoulders, neck, arms, and lower back. Your shoulders, arms and hands are in a relaxed position that does not bear the weight of the torso. You sit back and lower to the ground as you pedal. These exercise bikes are easy enough for even the most sedentary beginners, and they usually offer workout programs to keep the workouts from becoming boring. Even the most sedentary person will find a recumbent exercise bike easy to use. You can adjust the settings to offer little or no resistance as you pedal. People who are overweight will definitely find the seat much larger and more comfortable than other exercise bikes. You can simulate a course that is easy or difficult, flat or hilly. Recumbent exercise bikes are so comfortable and easy to use that eventually you can do workouts giving you results like you’ve spent hours a day on a stair-stepper.