Recumbent stationary bikes have become far more common and sought after in recent years. To understand how a recumbent stationary bike might benefit you, it might first help to understand why it is called a recumbent bike (sometimes simply referred to as recumbents).
With a recumbent stationary bike, you sit further back and lower to the ground. Typically stationary recumbent exercise bikes will feature a larger, more comfortable bucket seat than a traditional upright stationary bike. They are in fact, the most comfortable of indoor exercise bikes. Continue reading
Finding a way to get exercise on a regular basis is important; portable stationary bikes can provide a great way to get regular exercise for those who are busy and don’t have the time to go to a gym. They are also a good idea for those who want a small home gym but have limited space in their home or apartment and don’t have room for a regular size stationary trainer.
Stationary bikes are one of the most cost effective pieces of exercise equipment available today and buying used stationary bikes\ provides an even more affordable way to get home exercise equipment, if you know what to look for and what to avoid.
Part of the reason they are so cost effective is that many models are built to last and when found used they are able to be purchased at a deeply discounted rate. In this guide we’ll give you some pointers to help you find used bikes that are in good condition instead of finding one that could double as scrap metal. Continue reading
Cycling is one of the best forms of exercise, and with a good stationary bike workout you can get the benefits of cycling without having to face inclement weather. Stationary bikes can provide a great cardio workout that also includes resistance training and muscle strengthening.
The workout you create may vary a little bit depending on the type of stationary bike you have. As you create your workout routine consider this. Or if you will be shopping for stationary bikes consider the type that would provide you the ideal workout for you in terms of muscles worked and comfort. Recumbent stationary bikes will put emphasis on different portions of your leg muscles than upright stationary bikes will. A portable stationary bike will Continue reading
While researching stationary bikes you will likely run across the Schwinn Airdyne stationary bike. The Airdyne has been around for a long time, and there is a good reason for that. It is a distinctly different type of exercise bike that is perfect for some, but not as ideal for others.
Schwinn Airdyne exercise bikes are different than other stationary bikes in two specific ways. First they use a wind resistance system instead of mechanical resistance. Second, the handlebars are connected to the pedals and the fan so they move back and forth as you are riding providing, an upper body workout as well. Continue reading
How is an indoor bike trainer great for year-round fitness? Imagine this: winter has arrived and has you thinking that your old friend the bicycle will have to hit the garage for winter hibernation. You may be concerned with backsliding all the progress you’ve made this summer and you want a way to ride your bike in the winter — but without the potential of slipping on slick roads or dealing with the freezing temperatures. What you need is an indoor bike trainer.
Indoor bike trainers allow you to place your bike in a stationary position while providing resistance for you to work the pedals, thereby allowing you to ride your bike with the same type of resistance that you would have if were you to take it out to the streets for a ride. Sometimes people see them as stationary bikes where you provide the bicycle. Continue reading
If you’re looking for a recumbent stationary bike, a Schwinn should be considered. The Schwinn Bicycle Company has been around since 1895 and during the twentieth century the name Schwinn became synonymous with bicycles. It is a safe bet that Schwinn has evolved to understand a thing or two about bikes during their decades of successful operation.
Schwinn Recumbent Bikes feature a laid-back and comfortable style of seating. You lean backwards into a comfortable bucket seat so your effort goes into your workout, not into your comfort. You may dispel your stereotype of uncomfortable bicycle seats once you’ve placed your behind in a Schwinn recumbent bike seat. They have even named and patented their bike seat, calling it the Bio-Fit Comfort Seat. Continue reading