Recumbent Exercise Bikes (and recumbent bikes in general) are designed to support the riders body in a much more natural and comfortable position than the normal exercise bike equivalent. Your weight is evenly distributed over a much larger area than it normally would be, and your back and buttocks are very comfortable supported.
You will be slightly reclining on the bike with a very straight and supported back. This results in very few back problems caused by exercising and is even ideal for somebody who already has a back problem. A big advantage over regular exercise bikes is that you will not be rocking and you pedal, and can comfortably watch tv or a movie as your exercise.
This makes them a great choice for many gyms that have tv’s – in such gyms they are often the most popular aerobic equipment. A lot of people tend to do the same at home and set up their garage (or place of workout) with a tv and exercise on their recumbent exercise bike while watching a regular tv program. This makes it much easier to get out there and do exercise everyday as it takes away from the boredom and monotony of a regular workout. They do not burn quite as many calories as a regular bike, but you can make this up easily by adding another 5 minutes or so on to your workout.
Recumbent Exercise Bikes are becoming much more commonplace is homes now-days and the quality and features of these bikes is really soaring right now. A modern recumbent exercise bike is quiet, ergonomical, good looking (so will look fine in your home) and feature packed to help make your workouts more fun and easier to get started on. Usually setting up an recumbent exercise bike is actually pretty easy.
As long as you buy from a respected manufacturer the parts should fit precisely and there won’t even by that many parts to put together. By yourself setting up a recumbent exercise bike should take you less than an hour, and all the tools you need should be included in your purchase. Once set up it is time to adjust your seat to your ideal position so that you feel as comfortable as possible as you are cycling.
Once you have found the right position you can get started! Most recumbent exercise bikes will come with a load of of preprogrammed workouts so that you can get started. Some will even change resistances as you go to make it a more realistic experience simulating going up and down hills.
Most come with water holders which I find very convenient as my workouts often go on for an hour, and the sweat desperately needs replenishing. We will do our best to look at each indiviusal model that is released and find out all the pros and cons to make it easy for you to find the recumbent exercie bike with all the features that you need, such as “does it have a heart rate monitor”, and let you know what we consider the best bike for the purpose.