Benefits of a Recumbent Exercise Bike .pdf
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A recumbent exercise bike has pedals at about seat
height, so the person's legs are stretched out in front
rather than underneath. These bikes have
comfortable large bucket seats, and riders sit back
as they pedal. Recumbent exercise bikes are easy
enough for people who haven't been exercising, and
also are beneficial for anyone at a higher level of
fitness who enjoys bicycling. They come in outdoor
bicycle versions as well as stationary indoor
versions, and provide many benefits.
generally offer more
comfort than upright
bicycles. If a rider has back
or joint pain, a recumbent
bike is usually a better
•Upright bikes also can
cause back pain if the
rider has to hunch
over the handlebars.
People riding on
maintain good posture.
•Another benefit of
recumbent bikes is
they do not put as
much pressure on the
knees or ankles, and
the rider cannot stand
up to pedal.
•Indoor recumbent bicycles offer different levels of
aerobic cardiovascular workouts, as the rider can
simulate terrain that is hilly or level.