Recumbent Exercise Bikes
Recumbent exercise bikes ~ a perfect home gym & commercial gym solution
Recumbent exercise bikes have an advantage over other forms of exercise bikes due to their comfort. You sit in a reclined position with good back support & your feet pedalling out in front of you. Workouts tend to feel more relaxed & comfortable, however, these types of exercise bikes are still very efficient at improving fitness & burning calories and actually work a few different muscle groups to an upright exercise bike. The abdominal muscles get used more due to the effort of keeping your legs in a parallel position to the floor. This position also helps keep your blood pressure down therefore making the recumbent exercise bike the ideal choice if you suffer from high blood pressure.
Recumbent exercise bikes are regarded as safer to use if you have problems with balance than an upright exercise bike as you are seated in a supportive bucket type seat.
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Exercise bikes & adjustable resistance
Exercise bikes provide adjustable resistance in one of two ways - a tension belt or magnetic resistance. Magnetic resistance is the preferred choice for more expensive exercise bikes as the resistance is smoother. They are also quieter in operation and you can choose from manual adjustment, found on cheaper recumbent exercise bikes or by push button control found on the more expensive electro magnetic models.
Exercise bikes & heart rate monitors
The main purpose of exercising on an exercise bike (unless you are using it for rehabilitation) is to increase your heart rate. Most bikes will have a pulse grip point on the handlebars, which monitors your heart rate while exercising & display this information on the display console. Recumbent exercise bikes at the top end of the market will offer pulse driven workouts - the exercise bike will adjust your workout intensity based on readings from the built in heart rate monitor. A very useful feature.
Exercise bikes & programmes
Expect a minimum of 3 built-in workout programmes from your recumbent exercise bike & when you become more familiar with the equipment & your fitness, you can program workouts yourself. Both during & at the end of your workout, you may read information displayed on the electronic console on your heart rate, duration & distance of your exercise and total calories burned.
Why you should buy your exercise bike from Fitness Options?
- We offer an extensive range of recumbent exercise bikes, covering all budgets.
- Your recumbent exercise bike warrantee: All exercise bikes come with a minimum 1 year parts and labour warranty. Many far exceed this with 3 and 5 year warranties depending on manufacturer.
- Recumbent exercise bike delivery: Delivered direct to your door.