Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I try really hard to mix up what I do at the gym: treadmill, bike, elliptical, swimming, strength training. I work out my little routine...what days I do which ST, cardio, etc., but I keep coming back to the bike more than any other cardio.
I've found I burn way more calories on the bike than anything else. It's no secret to my running friends that I run pretty slow, LOL...but on the bike I feel like I can fly. I put it on different programs, different more challenging levels and each time it's a challenge to me to go faster and longer.
My Body Bugg shows I burn an average of 5.6 calories a minute when riding the bike whereas I burn an average of 3.5 on the treadmill, even running. My heart rate averages in the 150's on the bike, yet 130's on the treadmill.
I will continue to do all my other activities, but most of the time stick with the cardio that seems to give me the best results.
Hopefully with the warmer weather coming I can get out with my own bike and rack up some miles and hopefully my schedule will allow me to work in a spinning class or two in each week.