Exercise equipments are designed for a number of reasons and some of their benefits include quick weight loss, body toning, muscle building and getting in shape. But over time and with continuous use people often start complaining about back aches, sore knees and other complications. Fortunately, these complaints have not gone unheard and as a solution more and more equipments are been made by keeping user comfort in mind. One such exercise equipment is the Recumbent Exercise Bike. It has a unique design where the user has to sit in a reclined position while pedaling. The pedals are not placed below: they will be in front of you so you can keep your back in a comfortable position during exercise.
If you are interested in using a recumbent exercise bike to help you lose weight by burning more calories then check out the following tips.
Alternate The Intensity Of Your Workout
Our bodies tend to get used to a certain move every quick and once your body adapts to a level of intensity, it doesn’t burn as many calories. To prevent your body from adjusting to your movements, switch between easy, moderate and difficult levels. For example, if you set a goal to cycle for 30 minutes then after 5 minutes of warm speed things up for 2 minutes by cycling on a higher level. After 2 minutes, switch to a moderate or low rate before applying some more pressure. Keep alternating between intensity levels for at least 20 minutes straight before cooling off with 2 to 3 minutes of low resistant pedaling.
Increase Your Workload Gradually
If you have just started working out then do not overdo any form of exercise. You may think that you are pushing your body to achieve your desired results faster but in fact, you are only going to tire your body down. Keep adding and increasing the intensity and exercise duration slowly but surely.
It is alright to listen to some music or watch your favorite program on T.V while you exercise so you can enjoy your workout and also avoid feeling like the time is just dragging slowly. But do not indulge yourself completely into another activity while you exercise because you may lose concentration and fall back on the pace. We recommend playing some kind of music that gets you pumped up and motivated.
Correct Your Forms
Get someone experienced to help you start off so you do not end up exercising with the wrong form. Even though Recumbent Bikes are comfortable and safe for the back, you will still need to know how to position your spine, hips, arms and head during working out.
Include other forms of exercise
You can burn twice as much calorie and achieve better results in a shorter time if you do some other cardiovascular exercises and activities alongside cycling.
Drink lots of water
It’s like this: we like to see us sweating to believe that we are burning calories. Every form of exercise, especially cardio will make you sweat and the more you sweat the more water you lose from your body. You will need to replace the water by staying hydrated at all times or else you will fall sick. Drink water before, during and after your workout sessions.
Recumbent bikes are a great way to enjoy the feel and benefits of cycling, without going outdoors. But to burn maximum calories you will need to follow a strict routine and stick to it.