A Closer Examination Of The Recumbent Bike

recumbent bikeA recumbent bike is a modern spin on the upright bike and is very popular in the home fitness area.

Rather than sitting on a typical bicycle seat that is positioned up on top of the bike, that can be really uncomfortable, the recumbent bike allows the user to sit with their legs stretched out straight in front of them.

This, in turn, allows one to burn lots of calories and get a great workout without putting too much stress on the joints.

Although an upright bike works all the muscles effectively, the recumbent bike is just that bit easier on the upper body and is a lot more comfortable. You can still use dumbbells in the saddle to create a complete full body workout.

Recumbent bikes were originally designed for use in physical therapy for patients who would benefit from working the muscles on a bike, but could not do it on a normal upright bicycle, because they either couldn’t climb on, or stay on.  Over time the technology has evolved and the market for recumbent exercise bikes for the use of weight loss and home fitness boomed.

There are so many different models on the market today, that it is incredibly difficult to choose the right make. I suggest you go and try a few recumbent bikes first, and then search for the model you want to purchase online, as you will find better prices in this way.

Schwinn is a good brand in the fitness industry, and currently, offers an impressive line of recumbent bikes designed for residential use. The Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike model sells for less than $ 1,000 and is one of their most popular products because it offers all the basic features consumers expect from their home fitness equipment.

Let’s look at one of the popular Schwinn recumbent bikes to start with. The Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike is an excellent buy at around $ 400.
There are cheaper versions as well, but the Schwinn 270 is one of the most powerful on the market today.

The frame on this recumbent bike is open so users can sit down easily without having to step over the center bar that usually comes with an upright bike.

However, there are some recumbent bikes on the market that do not have the step through design but are far less popular.

The bike above has the following features, and if you would like to find out more, simply click on the picture or the link above.

  • Dual track two LCD window system allows you to monitor up to 13 different display feedbacks.
  • Schwinn Connect goal tracking and data export keep you up to date on reaching your fitness goals.
  • 29 programs, 4 user settings, and goal tracking are all there to keep you motivated and challenged.
  • 25 levels of resistance aligned with a high-speed high inertia perimeter weighted flywheel make every workout smooth and quiet.
  • Charging USB port and data exchange.

If your goal is to lose weight or get fit, you can enjoy the wide range of exercises that are possible with a bike. This is pretty standard for recumbent bikes for sale in this price range.

There are also cheaper Schwinn recumbent bikes available online without all the bells and whistles, but they are always nice to have if you can afford it.

Some of the other features that you may find on the higher end models include heart rate monitors, mp3 player connection ports with built-in speaker systems and television screens that flip up from the console. There are also high-end recumbent bikes that can communicate with a computer to display images in real-life scenarios in the world while cycling the landscape from these destinations.

The technology in the fitness industry is nothing short of amazing!

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