An exercise bike, also known as a fitness bike or hometrainer, has many advantages. You can cycle at any time without being dependent on the weather, whether it's at home or in the gym. While cycling, you train different muscle groups, such as the back and abdominal muscles, calves, glutes, biceps, triceps and, of course, the quadriceps. Cycling on an exercise bike allows you to strengthen your muscles and improve your endurance and stamina.
If you regularly use the exercise bike and rotate the pedals at an average to high speed, you will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The heart is more efficient and pumps more blood with fewer beats per minute. In addition, average to strong cycling helps to maintain your cholesterol and blood sugar levels and increases your lung capacity.
Working out on an exercise bike is a safe way to do rehabilitation training. Restore muscles without outside influences in the confined space of the gym or your home.
An exercise bike is also very suitable if you want to lose weight. For example, someone weighing 60 kilos burns about 350 calories per hour when cycling at an average speed of 16 kilometres per hour. If you weigh around 80 kilos, that's about 470 calories.
And finally: cycling is a very relaxing activity for your mind. With the focus on the movement of your body and muscles, you empty your head and you create space in your mind for creativity and new challenges.