How to use your exercise bike to get the most out of it

Get going with these easy tips!

Exercise bikes can be used for many purposes.

It is a good way to achieve a non-impact cardio session if you have injured your knee or have existing knee injuries.

It also burns tons of calories if you manage to efficiently use it – which is the objective of this guide today!

Read on to find out more.


1. Why use an exercise bike?

An exercise bike is accessible to everyone and good for the whole family. It's a solid, compact piece of equipment that lasts over time.

You can train at home, without depending on the weather, all year round! Exercise bikes allow you to:

- Get back into shape:
It's an ideal piece of equipment to help you get or stay in shape, and improve your performance.

- Lose weight:
Exercise bikes help burn fat. Alongside a controlled diet, it can aid in weight loss.

- Work on your heart:
It improves your cardiovascular endurance without placing too much strain on it.

- Low-impact cardio/physical training:
It allows you to build strength on your lower body (thighs, calves, glutes) without any risk to your joints. Since you are in a seated position, you can exercise without the additional "weight of your body".


2. Proper adjustment

Before beginning an exercise bike workout, proper adjustments are essential. 

To do so, we recommend adjusting the height of the saddle to your hip height. 

Your leg should be slightly bent when your foot is at the lowest point on the pedal. 

On certain models, you can also adjust the depth of the saddle, along with the height of the handlebars, in order to easily adapt to your body type.


3. Proper positioning

To get started, choose one of 3 positions based on your workout goals:

- Back straight for maximum comfort (particularly recommended in case of low back pain)

- Slightly inclined back, for a balance between comfort and pedalling power

- Inclined back, for an athletic position that allows you to release your maximum power when pedalling.

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