We have had a recumbent bike for some time now. I haven’t used it a ton but when I do, I love my low impact recumbent bike workouts. Right now, the recumbent bike is in our living room (there is no space left in the home gym) so I enjoy reading, watching TV or listening to music while on it.
The recumbent stationary bike is awesome and is a good workout when short on time or if I want to get in a quick workout. There are some great benefits of exercise bikes. Works the lower body and abs, oh yes.
Since it’s in the living room, everyone here hops on it and gets a workout in every once in a while. A useful extra seat huh?
We have the Spirit Fitness recumbent bike (pictured here) that we bought at our local fitness store. They have been our go to store when setting up our home gym. It is comfortable like it states but moving the seat is not easy. You have to grab and squeeze the handle to move forward and backward. However the back rest is really easy to adjust and I like the fact it reclines back. Makes it so much more comfortable!
I loved the fact it has a fan however I haven’t even used it yet. The screen is easy to read and it has a nice variety of recumbent bike workouts like fat burning, strength, interval, cardio and more. You can change the resistance levels right from the handle bars by the seats. There is a MP3 audio jack and speakers to listen to music/watch movies from my Note 3 phone. Lastly it’s easy to move around, lift and tilt and the wheels do the rest.
Monday 7/13: Recumbent bike 20 min.
My workout yesterday was on the recumbent bike. I only did 20 min. but it was still a good workout. I was sweating and I wasn’t even really working that hard.
Here are some recumbent bike workouts I found on Pinterest. I can’t wait to go through them and add some to my fitness routine. And here’s a nice video on how to adjust a recumbent exercise bike to work different muscle groups.