Stationary Bikes Cedar Falls IA
West Des Moines, IA
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Cedar Falls, IA
Upright stationary bikes offer an ideal non-impact cardiovascular workout. They're an ideal kick start for an overweight or sedentary person who's just starting to exercise. I know, over 15 years ago a stationary bike got me working out in front of my parents TV set and I've never looked back.
Stationary bikes focus on sculpting the muscles on the legs and buttocks and overall cardio with resistance that you can set to make it easier or harder to pedal. Most bikes have adjustable seats; while higher-end bikes have programmable displays that keep track of the time elapsed, speed, heart rate, calories burned and miles pedaled. Top-end stationary bikes will even let you pick from a variety of programmed courses that mimic outdoor terrains such as uphill, interval or manual settings.
Stationary bikes come in various different styles. Pick one that is most comfortable for you. The most popular types of stationary bikes include:
Upright Stationary Bikes: Provide a traditional upright cycling workout. Similar to riding and actual bike you sit up looking forward and sitting on a traditional bike seat while pedaling.
Dual-Action Stationary Bikes: Have movable arms, with resistance, that move back and forth like ski poles while you pedal. This action lets you get a simultaneous upper and lower body workout.
Recumbent Bikes: You've seen these strange lounging bikes in the gym. The backrest of a recumbent bike leans back and you sit in a buc...