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Thank you. I love my recumbent bike! Report
Hoping this article helps me use my stationary bike. Great!! Report
I use the stationary bike at least once each week. Wanted to see if I was doing it properly. Great article! Report
Great article! Thank you! Report
Exercise Bike : Awesome article.Really for fitness or weight loss stationary bike is very important how to use and many thanks for the informative post article.I really use best stationary bike for exercise which I bought from Amazon and got review from this site Report
You can get injured using a stationary bike workout.

This short Youtube video helps in that it pinpoints the vulnerable areas.
It's classified as a "doodle" video.
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Interesting how some people indicated they went to a recumbent bike due to back or hip problems. I had to switch to an upright stationary bike because the recumbent bike caused me to have hip surgery. Unbeknownst to me, I had a very small hip capsule, and the use of the recumbent bike eventually contributed to tearing my hip cartilage, as my hip bone kept bumping against the hip capsule in this position. I did not have this issue with the upright bike.

My point? Everyone is different, and what works for one person, doesn't necessarily work for another. If anything is causing you pain or extreme discomfort, or you find yourself trying to "realign" yourself after you remove yourself from a piece of equipment to alleviate pain or discomfort, you most likely should follow up with a doctor or physical therapist to make sure you should be using that particular type of equipment. Report
I have a stationary bike (upright) that I love to use. It is called a Fit Desk. I ordered it from Amazon and it has an attached foam(styro??) desk that can be removed. It has a mileage calculator with all the hoopla. It also has a intensity dial. I got it about a year ago and use it all the time. It cost about $100-150 including shipping. The company is very responsive also.
Just saying.... Report
I love my recumbent bike - I can ride like the wind Report
sone helpful information. thanks Report
Feel like I'm missing something really basic here - how can you NOT lean forward on a stationary bike? You wouldn't be able to hold the handle bars without leaning forward. Anyway, at the moment (I weigh 185 and should be more like 150!) my stationary bike is the only form of exercise that DOESN'T hurt my back. I've never had lower back pain before - but now when I walk for even ten minutes I have lower back pain. It's very frustrating because I used to love walking. Even walking up stairs with a few bags of groceries will hurt my back. So, this information that leaning forward on the bike could be causing my back pain is both interesting and confusing. Suggestions and comments welcomed! Report
Thanks so much for the bike information. Because of a disability I can no longer ride a regular bike. Report
Thanks so much for the bike information. Because of a disability I can no longer ride a regular bike. Report
I'd add a few points to this article.

For beginners a recumbent exercise bike is the better choice because it is easier to pump blood to your legs when they are closer to the level of your heart. Trained cyclists have the ability to supply more blood to their legs than most people can supply to their entire body but beginners often have trouble reaching high heart rates on upright bikes. Another advantage of recumbent exercise bikes is that you can exercise your upper body while pedaling. Using a pair of light dumbells to exercise your upper body while pedaling can allow you to train at higher cardio output.

Upright bikes do not have seats, they have saddles. On Bike saddles you sit on your ischial tuberosities or "sit bones." Women have wider hips than men since a baby has to be able to pass through the birth canal so for most women men's saddles are uncomfortable because the end up sitting on the soft tissues between the bones. Women's saddles are slightly wider than men's to fit the female anatomy better. Even the best fitting and designed saddles will be uncomfortable at first; it takes a few rides to toughen up your posterior until it can comfortably support your weight. Excessively wide saddles feel comfortable at first but their width causes extra friction that will make long sessions more painful. Report
anyone have a recumbent bike workout routine? i don't have uphill on my bike. I have to adjust myself manually. Report

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