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EXERCISE BIKES
Exercise bikes have been around since the beginning of health clubs.  Compared to riding on the streets, riding a stationary bicycle provides many benefits:  a smoother ride, more aerobic efficiency, more options for varying the workout intensity, and no traffic to dodge.They work your legs muscles while being a non-weight bearing exercise.  For many people it can be difficult on a bike to raise your heart rate into a training zone and maintain it.  Yet if you’re just getting back into working out this may be a good place to start.  For the traditional exercise bike the biggest drawback may be the seat and how uncomfortable people can become on it.

The creation of recumbent bikes (bikes with a chair instead of just a seat) have made this form of exercise an even greater beginning point for those de-conditioned individuals who are just starting out.  The seat back provides added comfort and back support.  The seat bottom is larger and more comfortable than traditional bike seats.  Mounting and dismounting is generally easier and safer than a traditional bike.

The recumbent bike can be even more difficult than an upright cycle to reach your target heart rate due to the supine position but the added comfort allows for longer workouts that can produce better results.  In addition the seated position promotes better blood flow at a lower pressure than an upright cycle.

For the more advanced exerciser, and indoor cycles closely mimic riding outdoors.  Group cycling classes using indoor cycles have become very popular and are great at motivating you to work hard enough to stay in your target heart rate zone.