I've never been a fan of the recumbent bike - I prefer the regular upright bike whether it be stationary or the real thing. I also don't find them comfortable.
At the gym I will always choose the treadmill over the bike, unless there are absolutely no treadmills available then I'll gravitate to the stationary bike.
Fitness Minutes: (180,825)
8/20/13 8:39 A
Recumbent uses far less joints/muscle groups than the treadmill, plus it is not bodyweight bearing, so the calorie burn for me on a recumbent even at high resistance is about half of what I burn running on the treadmill. The bike is good for HIIT intervals though.
Fitness Minutes: (24,407)
4,905 8/20/13 8:33 A
I use both the treadmill and the recumbent bike and u will notice that u burn more cals on the recumbent bike than u do on the treadmill. Theresa
Normally, I use the treadmill, but today there wasn't one free. Since I can't get the hang of an elliptical, I used the recumbent instead. Wasn't terribly comfortable, but I didn't sweat as much and if I trust sp numbers I used up more calories than I normally do with the treadmill. Which do you guys prefer? Treadmill or Recumbent?
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