View Full Version : Cardio: Bikes how good are they??

03-18-2002, 10:36 PM
Hey guys I currently try to get 30 minutes of cardio in on the days I am resting from my routine. I wanted to know How good are the Exercise Bikes for weight Reducing and Stanima???
Everytime I go to my Gym no matter what time ALL THE DAMN WOMEN ARE ON THE TREADMILLS.

03-18-2002, 10:43 PM
I think they work good. I think actually going out and bike riding is a MUCH better workout..especially downhill and on mountains cause it involves your whole body...Also helps build your calves and quads.

03-19-2002, 09:05 AM
I ride the stationery bike and I think its pretty good, I would prefer a treadmill but I dont have one here at my house.


03-19-2002, 09:24 AM
i ride a bike, it burns fat on the back of your legs ( a common trouble spot) so its cool

03-19-2002, 09:27 AM
You think this or you have some kind of study to back it up? I have never believed that bodyfat could be spot reduced.


03-19-2002, 11:38 AM
it can't

03-19-2002, 12:45 PM
Dear Zal. No.

I prefer the bike actually, as it doesn't take a toll on my knees and feet.

03-19-2002, 07:16 PM
I like to ride my 20 inch bike, and do a little freestyle when I have time. Riding up hills on that thing will work your legs like a mofo.

03-19-2002, 07:26 PM
I love my bike. It's the best. I ride outdoors. At the gym, I like the elyptical - - I think that's what it's called. The thing that looks like it's skis kinda - - you guy's know what I mean. I hope.

03-20-2002, 10:22 AM
I used to ride bike all the time because I really hate running. I DO run, I CAN run, but a stint in the army kinda ruined my knees and ankles (YOU run around in full combat gear with a ruck and rifle and see if your knees don't get messed up!!).

However, I recently tried those elliptical trainers that the gyms have these days (they look like a StairMaster and a Nordic Track had offspring together...)

I find it to be a great workout, I can get my heart rate up and keep it there with no pain for a good 45 min session.

03-20-2002, 10:46 AM
i think bikes are great. Just remember to keep the intensity up. I also read an article that said riding a bike was the best possible excersize for abs. Go figure.

03-20-2002, 10:50 AM
I used to use it as a quick warmup before running. Not bad, but if you CAN, by all means RUN!

03-20-2002, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Zalxder
i ride a bike, it burns fat on the back of your legs ( a common trouble spot) so its cool

:help: tuttut :cry:

03-21-2002, 07:13 AM
mountain biking owns - cardio + full body workout.


If it doesn't hurt, you're not trying hard enough.