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Calories Burned Using Exercise Bikes

Kritika Parwani Aug 17, 2020
If you feel like your clothes have started to shrink, a great way to lose that extra fat is a sensible diet along with an exercise bike. This story provides some information on the calories that are burned by using an exercise bike.
Nowadays, everyone has become very health conscious. All of us want to lose weight fast, look good, and most importantly feel good. In today's fast paced life, we are always on the go and don't always have time to go to the gym.
Though there are hundreds of choices in exercise equipment for home gyms, one of the best and effective ways to lose weight at home is by using an exercise bike. Many different exercise equipment are introduced daily in the market, but because of its infinite benefits, exercise bikes are always in demand.
The calories burned using this device varies from person to person, depending on their speed, fitness level, time of workout, and their weight.
There are different kinds of exercise bikes, but the principal kinds are recumbent exercise bike and stationary exercise bike. A recumbent exercise is one which has a support or a back rest. It is more comfortable as compared to the stationary bike though a stationary bike can be more user-friendly.
No matter what kind you choose, biking is a great way to tone up and get rid of that extra fat. It also strengthens your heart and lung capacity. It is a great exercise for anyone, because you can decide what level you want to work out at, the speed, and choose from the various programs like sprint, pedal, uphill, or even the random programs.
They will definitely prove to be quite interesting and yet beneficial. But most importantly, while using an exercise bike, calories burned are almost the same as while using a treadmill and definitely easier and fun than a treadmill.
Since, you can watch your favorite soap opera or even read while cycling, so you don't feel like you are actually working out.
Calories Burned
Some bikes do have an inbuilt calorie counter. However, always remember to enter your weight before starting the workout. Some machines don't ask for the weight, but you should not trust the calories burnt in such a case, because your weight plays a crucial role in calculating exercise bike calories.
However, if your bike does not have a calorie counter, you can calculate it online. There are tons of calculators online, which are very precise in calculating the calories burned.
Some Tips For Maximum Exercise Bike Calorie Loss
  • For maximum calories loss, it is important to know what is the best exercise bike workout that is appropriate for you.
  • While biking, it is important to increase your speed gradually. Do not keep your speed constant.
  • You should set out goals for yourself, for example, try cycling a particular distance each time. After a while you will be able to cover the same distance in less time.
  • Try to use resistance in your workout. It will push you to your limit and you will lose maximum calories.
  • The most important tip is to use intervals. They can be high-intensity intervals or low-intensity intervals.
  •  For example, you should ride your bike as fast as you can, for about 15 seconds and then ride it slowly for 45 seconds and then again fast for 15 seconds and so on. Here even though you will be riding slowly for 45 seconds, it will actually be an active rest.
  • It is very important to be realistic with your goals. If you are a beginner, its good that you are excited, but you have to remember that you are not Lance Armstrong, well not yet anyway. For your long-term success, it is better to start off slow.
  • Figure out a time of the day when you work the best. Some people are morning people while others are night owls. It's best to exercise during that time, so that you are motivated and you will automatically lose more calories.
Following the aforementioned tips might prove beneficial to achieve the desired results. Moreover, for a fun, effective, and easy way to lose weight, the perfect choice is an exercise bike. Calories burned while using it will definitely motivate you to continue your hard work.
Disclaimer: This story is for informative purposes only. Always consult a physician before starting any physical fitness program in order to reduce the risk of injury.