Recumbent Bike Exercise Guide

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Recumbent Bike is a aerobic exercise that works your heart.

Recumbent Bike is a great basic move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your chest, core and upper body.

It requires cardio machine to do.

Recumbent Bike
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How to do Recumbent Bike


The recumbent bike cardio exercise is a variant of the cycling cardio exercises that include the recumbent bicycle and positions the participant in a laid back reclining posture.

This is a perfect workout for losing calories, increasing flexibility and agility, strengthening equilibrium and helps develop heart and lower leg power.

Illustrated Guide

Learn how to do recumbent bike from this step-by-step illustrations:

Recumbent Bike 1

Muscles Worked

The muscles used for recumbent bike may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for recumbent bike are:

Primary Muscles

  • Heart

Synergyst Muscles

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Recumbent Bike work?
Recumbent Bike works heart.
What is Recumbent Bike good for?
Recumbent Bike is beneficial for endurance, for weight loss, love handles, side fat and to lose fat. It works the best for chest, core and upper body, as it works heart. Recumbent Bike is a great aerobic exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Recumbent Bike a good exercise?
Recumbent Bike is a popular aerobic exercise for heart.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Recumbent Bike Training and Progressions

Standards and Averages

Wonder how do others perform in Recumbent Bike and how should you?

Recumbent Bike Standards and Averages


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Recumbent Bike Alternatives


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Recumbent Bike Variations

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Type(s) Aerobic, Cardio, Endurance
Muscles Worked heart
Difficulty Level(s) Basic, Easy
Equipment Cardio Machine
Location At Gym

Muscles Worked

Target muscle(s) Heart
Synergyst muscle(s)

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