What is an Exercise Bike?
Most people have ridden a road bicycle at some time and an exercise cycle simulates the exercise almost exactly.
Today they come in three types, upright exercise bikes, recumbent exercise bikes and what is now popularly called spinning bikes. An upright exercise bike seats you in the upright position, just like a road bicycle, whereas a recumbent exercise bike has a bucket seat and the pedals are out in front of you. The spinning bike is probably the nearest thing to real cycling and looks a bit like a mountain bike. The upright exercise bike is still the most popular but that may be because people believe that you get a much easier workout on a recumbent exercise cycle. This is a misconception, as anyone who has used a recumbent exercise bike will tell you. Recumbent exercise bikes also support the back and because your feet are level with your hips your blood pressure stays lower, so they can be a better choice if you suffer from high blood pressure. Spinning bikes are very popular in health clubs and gyms. They are used as a group exercise bike and are still perceived as professional gym equipment by many customers. However economical spinning bikes are now available designed more for the home.
Why Buy an Exercise Bike?
The humble exercise bike remains one of the most popular and affordable types of Fitness Equipment and it's easy to understand why. For starters, stationary exercise bikes offer a relatively inexpensive entry route for those seeking high-quality aerobic training gear without breaking the bank.This is because the engineering required to build a decent, reliable exercise bike is far more modest than for a Treadmill for example.
The cycling movement itself is another reason; almost everyone can cycle, there's very little coordination required and the weight-bearing nature of the exercise makes it particularly easy on the hips, knees, and ankles - ideal for beginners, the elderly or those suffering/recovering from injury. The icing on the cake is that cycling is also a truly excellent cardiovascular exercise. You do not need to spend as much on an exercise cycle to get an effective piece of workout equipment as you would other types of exercise equipment.
What To Look For?
Whether its a Stationary Exercise Bicycle a Recumbent Exercise Cycle or a Spin Bike it is important to choose the Right Bike.
Look for electronic safety features like warm-up and cool-down periods, adjustable resistance and heart rate feedback and interactivity. Seat locking pins are important. These pins are spring loaded and even if you forget to tighten them up you will not have any nasty surprises. When buying fitness equipment, gym equipment or any type of workout equipment safety must always be a priority.
A good exercise bike should be almost maintenance free. A well-designed unit takes normal wear and tear into account so that you don't have to.
Warranties vary from manufacturer. Please ask a Powermax Fitness consultant for details.
Why should you buy your exercise bike from PowerMax Fitness?
A flywheel is considered to be the heart of an exercise bike and generally the higher the weight of flywheel, comfortable and smoother the cycling would be. As the flywheel weight becomes heavier and heavier the harder you have to pedal which means higher resistance, but the size of bike becomes bigger and bigger which you don’t want for your home. High resistance can be achieved in combination of optimum flywheel weight and Magnetic or direct contact resistance. For beginners, 7-9KG flywheel weight is considered to be perfect. For intermediates, 9-14KG, and for experienced, up to 15KG.
3-piece crank consist of 2 separate arm and one spindle in comparison to 1-piece crank where entire crank system is made up of one single piece. 3 Piece cranks are very strong and gives smooth ride in comparison to 1-piece crank.
No, you can adjust the seat up or down (Vertical), forward or backward (Horizontal), as per your requirements. Low cost bike generally has only vertical seat adjustment. When you choose bike check for vertical and horizontal seat adjustment feature.
Your seat height on upright bike should be adjusted upto your hip so that when you seat and place your leg on the pedal and your front leg is fully extended, there should be slight bend in your knees say 5-9 degree.
Yes, almost all bikes do contain transportation wheels for easy moving.
From 10KG of minimum weight to maximum of 75KG. Most’s home use bikes weight start from 10KG to maximum of 35KG
No, most of home use bike do not need electricity to operate. The LCD Display runs on battery provided. But some very high end and commercial exercise bikes need electricity.
Here, if our motive is weight loss, then Treadmill gives us the maximum calorie burnout in comparison to Exercise Bike for the same time frame of workout. But Treadmill has a fairly high injury risk of knee or back pain, particularly while jogging, has a harder impact on joints, people may trip and fall if they aren’t careful. In comparison, exercise Bike is a low impact exercise and puts less strain on your knees and helps Increases the flexibility of leg muscles, decreases the pressure on lower back.
One of the major faults that can come with riding a bike every day is that the person may get bored and eventually give it all up. Also, stationary bikes mainly focus on lower body toning, hence they do not pack an overall body workout.
We recommend 5 times a week for 30 minutes the least. To keep things interesting and to make your workout fun and something to look forward too, we recommend to add a variety of exercises along with biking so you don’t get bored and your workout becomes more fun.
If you are looking for a good cardio workout, 30-45 minutes of steady biking for 5 days a week is a good routine to follow. You can increase the time and speed over the time when you are comfortable with biking for a long time. Over exercising is a big no, so better not to do it.
You can do all 45 minutes together or do a 15-15-15-minute session whenever you get a short break this will keep you energetic and away from being lazy all day. As and when your strength increases you can increase your time to 45-60 minutes gradually to get better results and quick calorie burn.
Weight loss is directly linked to the number of Calories burned and the type of food that is eaten during a good calorie burning workout. Depending on the intensity of the workout and how hard you push yourself can result in around 500-600 Calories burned per hour while exercising on an exercise bike. Harvard health Publishing has estimated that a 155 pound / 70KG person can burn around 260 Calories by using the bike for 30 minutes.
When high resistance training is done it help’s burn our body fat while strengthening heart, lungs, and build and tone your leg muscles. Exercise bike as compared to other cardio activities puts less stress on the joints or is considered good for knee and simultaneously providing a good calorie burn and an amazing aerobic workout.
Yes, it does help reduce belly fat. Belly fat is not simply a visual concern but a very big health problem since it increases the risks of cardiovascular diseases. Cycling on an exercise bike efficiently burns Calories and fat since you can alternate between cardio exercises and HIIT workouts and thus burn tummy fat faster. Moreover, the exercise bike also has amazing effects on your brain. It aids in reducing stress, which is one of the main factors that causes belly fat.
Stationary bikes allow a good cardio workout without stressing on the knee joints. Among the stationary bikes, Recumbent bike is a better choice as it is comfortable and it offers a large seat to sit and pedal. Overall, a stationary bike is comparatively low impact in relation to the other cardio exercise equipment like treadmill. Also please consult your doctors before using any bikes.
A person who weighs between 60KG to 90KG may lose an average of 209 Calories in a light cycling workout of 30 minutes. However, a person from the same weight range may lose an average of 399 Calories in a vigorous cycling workout of 30 minutes.
|Cycling (30 Min)||User Weight and Calories Burned|
|Light Cycling||162 Calories||193 Calories||224 Calories||256 Calories|
|Moderate Cycling||206 Calories||246 Calories||286 Calories||325 Calories|
|Vigorous Cycling||310 Calories||369 Calories||429 Calories||488 Calories|
Of course, you can. Having an exercise bike at home gives you the freedom to exercise at any time as per your schedule.
Air bikes comes with hand movement. For total body workout we would suggest Ellipticals which comes with hand movement.Click here to see the models
All recumbent exercise bikes comes with back support. Also PowerMax X bikes which is upright bike has back support. Click here for product information on recumbent and X bikes
Most exercise bike comes with LCD Display that shows time, distance, speed, calories burned, odometer, and scan. Plus, it offers an iPad holder and a resistance controller.
Recumbent exercise bikes are best for senior people as it support the back and because your feet are level with your hips your blood pressure stays lower, so they can be a better choice if you suffer from high blood pressure. Click here for product information on recumbent and X bikes
Yes, all exercise bike needs installation. PowerMax Fitness technician does on site installation for all customers
After-sales support is the help you get from the company when you need any help with the product purchased from them. If the brand is trustworthy and provides excellent after-sales support, that means, in case if you face any kind of problem, there would be a dedicated staff to assist you in solving your issue. PowerMax Fitness provide after-sales support across India, and response time is 48 -72hrs.
Yes, PowerMax offers Warranty on site for all its Fitness equipment machine.