Recumbent Exercise Bikes – Explained

So What is a Recumbent Exercise Bike? 

A recumbent exercise bike is a bike where your sitting position is leaning back in a reclined position. Studies show this position reduces the stress on your lower back, neck and shoulders. The weight is not on your hands, so even if you ride on the bike for a long time, your wrists won’t become sore.

Recumbent bikes, as opposed to upright bikes, are an excellent option for anyone with lower back pain as this type of bike provides added support for the back. Recumbent bikes are also good for those who are new to cycling. A recumbent bike can provide a cardiovascular workout for users of virtually all ability levels. There is no starting level ability, unlike some other types of fitness equipment.  Literally anyone can do it.

The Seat

The seat on the recumbent bike is like a chair, this fully supports the entirety of your hips and back. This means your hips and back are fully protected.  This is unlike the small seats you usually get with upright bikes, the support on the smaller seats starts at the middle of your hip.

Safety

Recumbent bikes are generally safer because you cannot stand up on the pedals. This eliminates many of the injuries that occur when using an upright bike.

Health

A recumbent bike is a good choice for most people with neurological conditions since the bike provides a workout for individuals of all ability levels. It is safe and provides a low impact total body workout. 

In Summary

Making an investment in the best recumbent exercise bike is an excellent way to take your health and fitness to the next level in the comfort of your own home. Best of all, you can place the bike right in front of your TV or computer and control your own entertainment while working out.  Put on some headphones and listen to your favourite music, whilst you work out.  You could also prop a book up on the front of the bike and read whilst exercising.

Choose which option best fits your needs and remember a stationary bicycle, whether upright or recumbent, is only beneficial if you use it.  Make sure your goals are realistic and also make sure you enjoy it. Otherwise, you will just have a piece of expensive exercise equipment gathering dust in your home.