Due to hectic and packed schedules not many of us find time to exercise and keep fit. However, the alarm rings when we see those obnoxious love handles and flab dangling from all the wrong places in our body. Most of us are lazy to get up in the morning or do not have the time to join a gym. In such cases Exercise Bikes are the best investment.
These bikes are very popular amongst fitness freaks and amongst people trying to burn all those extra fat. These bikes are designed keeping in mind your requirements and the functions fulfilled by the bikes used in gyms. These exercise bikes can easily be adjusted inside your abode and you can use them as and when you like. Just bring them home and see their benefits and positive impact on your health and overall well being.
These bikes are available in two different designs to suit your requirements:
- UPRIGHT EXERCISE BIKE: these are backless bikes, which is the traditional design of these bikes. This backless feature has its own advantages and disadvantages that have led to a mixed bag of reviews about these bikes.
When exercising without any back support, you keep your body posture straight and upright. This helps in exerting pressure on your abdomen, which leads to toning up of the abdomen muscles and loss of fat from the belly area. The foot rest are directly under your bodyline. Also, this upright position while paddling the bike helps you develop an upright posture even while sitting and doing about your daily works.
On the other hand, the upright posture without any kind of back support results in exerting pressure on your lower back. This can lead to pain in your back after 15-20 minutes of paddling. Also, you can experience stiffness in your neck and back due to wrong back and hand postures while exercising. This is highly uncomfortable, especially for people new to exercising.
Except the above mentioned problem, this bike has no other disadvantages. The back ache subsides with experience and also body becomes accustomed to it. However, it can lead to a perpetual bad body posture.
- RECUMBENT EXERCISE BIKES: These bikes are the modified and more comfortable version of the Upright bikes. These bikes have a comfortable back attached for back support and they have wide and padded seats. These are a little reclined backwards thus, providing an extremely comfortable exercising posture. Also, these are lower in height and much closer to ground. The footrests are provided in front, near the front wheel of the bike.
These bikes are perfect for people with back problems and for old aged people, who cannot sit upright for long. Also, these bikes are much comfortable for obese people. These bikes are considered a better option than upright bikes and are thus, more popular.
Choose the exercise bike best suited for your body type. Remember, an exercise machine should do benefit to your body rather than harming it in any way.