What Is a Recumbent Bike?
A recumbent exercise bike is a bike in which you ride in a reclined position. This offers riders the ability to read or watch television while exercising, which can encourage you to stay on the bike for longer without getting bored.
This is important because you want to exercise for a long enough time to get the full benefits of your workout.1 However, don’t let these distractions diminish your workout intensity. Continue to push your body so you keep making progress with your fitness program.
Many feel that recumbent bikes are more comfortable than other exercise equipment because of their reclined position. So, if you’re a first-time rider or new to cardio in general, recumbent bikes are a great way to get started, whether using a stationary version or one that allows you to go out on the road.
But recumbent bikes are good for experienced exercisers too. Varying your pedaling speed, upping the resistance, or cycling backwards can make a recumbent bike more challenging. You can easily tailor your workout to meet your fitness level and goals.