Can you get the same health benefits from riding a stationary bike

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by Abby25, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. DenisP

    DenisP New Member

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    I suppose that you can in theory. I mean there is obviously a reason why so many gyms have them. Pedal hard enough for long enough, and you might actually burn off one or two hundred calories.

    The thing is that I've personally noticed I always get a way better workout when riding outside. Maybe it's the resistance level and incline of certain roads, but I simply feel like I get winded far faster on an actual bike, on an actual road, compared to a stationary bike.

    Stationary bikes are good for rainy days, but that's about it. In my opinion, anyway.
     


  2. Kakashi

    Kakashi Active Member

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    I don't think that they have the same benefits. Because riding a bike outdoors is a lot better than a stationary bike this is because it's natural and you'll feel the momentum and speed of the bike against your surroundings, unlike when you're on a stationary bike which you have to pedal inbfoors, I had one before and it's so boring to use. Although in cases in which biking is impeded by bad weather like snow and rains, an indoor track would be the next viable place to do your cycling, if you don't have access to one then just go to a gym with lots of cycling machines to choose from because it's so boring if you do that at home.
     
  3. treecko142

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    Aslong as you do the same amount of intensity as with outdoor riding, then it should just be the same because you work out the same muscle groups.
     
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