I love my recumbent bike and what is does for my *bottom half*, but I don't always balance it with a similar workout for my arms, so I started using a small weight and doing some bicep curls, etc., while I ride. Every little bit helps!
I started with a 2 pound weight, and now a 3 pound one. I can tell a difference in my arms, and it changes up the bike workout a bit.
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Without a lot of money for equipment. I have a 'portable' exercise bike (collapses or expands with a solid pin, holds up to 17 st (238 lbs) - I also have exercise bands with handles. Carefully (and evenly) wrapping the bands around the neck of the bike - you can add in arm work on intervals.
I alternate with - (by starting with) reading during my warm up (The Spark is a great reader to pass the time!) then after about ten minutes I'll begin to do light, then onto medium arm work with the bands. I'll try to do at least two if not three arm-sets during my exercise bike session.
..& get on the bike. Take kids from home to daycare by bike. When little on a chair on your bike when older let them bike along! From daycare to work 10-30 minutes! Take stairs when possible & ofcourse pick your kids up again! :) Exercise incorporated in your day! No kids? Still you can bike! :)
Ride your bike to work, or combine a bike ride with public transportation.
Riding my bike to work really helps me get my exercise in. I was going to spend time commuting anyway, so combining it with exercise makes better use of my time. I'm also more motivated to ride if I have to ride to get home.
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