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Spinning Bikes

For indoor exercising, a spinning bike is always a popular choice. In fact, indoor cycling first became popular in the early 1990s and has only increased in popularity since. No good gym would be complete without a variety of upright exercise bikes to choose from, in addition to the usual selection of treadmills, cross trainers and other cardio fitness equipment.

Health Benefits of a Spinning Bike

Exercise bikes are a popular choice for home cardio equipment for several reasons. Firstly, a recumbent exercise bike offers a huge range of health benefits, least of all the caloric burn. One 45-minute session can burn up to 600 calories, while working the hamstrings, quads, calves, glutes and core. As such, working out on recumbent and semi-recumbent exercise bikes is unique as it is considered to be a strength and cardio workout, while walking, jogging or running on a treadmill is cardio-only. Not only will regular spinning bike workouts help you to lose weight and stay fit, your cardiovascular fitness is likely to improve too.

Working Out at Home on A Spinning Bike

While there's nothing quite like attending a live spinning class at a gym or fitness centre, this isn't a possibility for everyone. Some people can't afford the ongoing gym membership fees, and other people do not have a gym within easy distance. For others, the inability to use a spinning bike in a real-life fitness class comes down to their other responsibilities, like restrictive working hours or having young children at home. But the good news is that almost everyone can work out at home on a spinning bike. Once the initial outlay is over, there are no ongoing costs, plus an upright exercise bike does not take up as much room as a treadmill or cross trainer does.

Making Adjustments

One of the most important aspects of using a spinning bike correctly is making the right adjustments. Several elements of the spinning exercise bike can be adjusted to fit your unique size, and it is these adjustments that will determine the efficiency and comfort of your workout. Most stationary spinning bikes will allow for adjustments to be made to the saddle height and handlebars, while others also allow for adjustments to the seat position and angle.

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