Shoulder Black Shoulder True True C Bag C Bag I like the stationary bike for weight loss over the recumbent bike. With the stationary bike you have to use more postural muscles to perform your workout. With the recumbent bike you are going to use fewer muscles in your back and hips to stabilize your larger leg muscle doing the work. The main factor to remember in weight loss is, "the more muscle you can work per exercise session the greater your metabolism will increase which will increase your calorie burn over the next 1-2 days.To Your Health!
When it comes to what type of machine you use for cardio, it really does not matter what you use. The only difference between the stationary bike and the recumbent bike is that one has the seat like a chair to protect your back. If you have back problems and you wish to start or continue a cardio program by using a machine then the recumbent bike is the way to go.
Either bike that you use in order to get the most out of that workout you must challenge yourself by adjusting the resistance levels on the bike. Many bikes have different workout options on the bike such as fat loss or heart rate and if choose one of those programs it will automatically adjust the time and resistance settings to the best option for you.
Yes and No. A stationary bike can be very effective tool in losing weight. Not to mention bikes are a great alternative if you have joint issues. The amount of weight loss that you will experience all depends what you do while on the bike. I would suggest tiring to do intervals, which when done correctly can be an amazing tool in losing weight.
A stationary bike is more effective when used in a spinning class. Spinning class too extreme for you? Start with a recumbent bike. Majority of electronic fitness equipment are programmed with levels such as, beginner, intermediate and advanced. Follow each level for 2-3 weeks, when all levels are completed, move to a stationary bike and repeat. Within 12-18 weeks, dependent on motivation, attend a spinning class with proper apparel (cycling shorts w/proper padding, I found this out the hard way!) and continuously increase fat loss.
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