Whether you’re training to lose weight or to keep in shape, a recumbent exercise bike makes perfect sense. These unique exercise bikes are built to be ultra comfortable so that anyone can get a great workout without having to stop and stretch because of the ill-fitting seats and the awkward posture of regular exercise bikes.
The recumbent exercise bike features nice wide seats that provide the comfort needed for a full workout session. The user is not put in the usual awkward bent over position, which can irritate bad backs and knees.
The position which one assumes while on the recumbent bike allows the user to sit with their knees and back in a more relaxed position, which puts little or no stress on them while exercising. That is why many recumbent bikes are designed with a step-through design that doesn’t require lifting the leg to mount.
Recumbent exercise bikes for sale come in magnetic friction models, as well as direct tension models. The magnetic friction recumbent bike offers users the most recent technology in exercise bikes. It has a refined resistance, which uses magnetic currents to generate and vary the resistance felt by the user.
The magnetic resistance recumbent exercise bike is much quieter than other styles of exercise bikes and provides a very comfortable workout. The direct tension models require the user to adjust the tension in the bike manually and are not as quiet as the frictionless magnetic bikes.
They owe part of their appeal to the fact that they can be easily adjusted to fit anyone, and are great for those who are just beginning to workout from a long layoff. Both the handlebar and the seat on a recumbent bike are easily adapted to fit any stature.
Using a recumbent exercise bike to workout will benefit the abdominal muscles, the hamstrings is easy on the neck, and can be combined with hand weights to gain an upper body workout simultaneously.
Many physicians recommend recumbent exercise bikes to their cardio rehab patients, because of the low-stress factor combined with the great workout. They are also useful for those who have undergone hip or knee replacement or those with stress injuries, back problems or muscular difficulties. Ideally suited to people who need a low impact method of getting the exercise they need. They allow the blood to flow easily and help lower blood pressure while improving heart rate.
One of the main draws to a recumbent exercise bike is the advantage of being able to vary the workout received from the bike. Since the tension is adjustable, you can have a hard workout on the days you are feeling up to it, and an easy workout when you aren’t. This assists many people in keeping their workout routine. The ability to tailor the friction is appealing to those who might otherwise not want to workout.
If you are in the market for an exercise bike, you should consider the recumbent bike as a valid option. You will get a great workout without the feeling of dread you get with the thoughts of using other exercise equipment. Once you have experienced the comfort, convenience and more importantly, the results of a recumbent bike, you’ll never use a regular exercise bike again. Take a look at our recumbent exercise bikes for sale here