Road bikes are great tools to workout on the road plus the travel experience! There is an exercise equipment ripped off from the regular road bike. It’s called the spin bike. It is a stationary bike very prevalent and useful in indoor exercises. A lot of this is seen in workout gyms; for some people, they just buy for themselves then use it in their house. You probably have seen one, but do you know what it is for?
Here are the benefits of the spin bike:
1 – INDOOR COMFORT
Unlike the regular road bicycle, spin bike (being an a stationary exercise bike) is very helpful in times when the weather isn’t so good because of heavy rains or of too much heat. You’ll be protected as you use it because it’s located in a place you’re very comfortable in (your home) or a place where it’s surely supposed to be (the gym) — you’re covered.
2 – NOTHING TO BE PRESSURED ABOUT
The usual aftermath of a day of workout is a painful body with painful joints. The body feels like it has been punched. Abrupt moving of the affected areas definitely gives a sudden sting of pain. It feels like you’ve been knocked out by punches from the previous day.
As for the spin bike, using it provides low impact workout, meaning the joints don’t experience pressure. When your body hurts the day after an intense physical exercise or a first after a long break from working out, that’s trauma experienced by the body. Cycling using the spin bike, you are prevented from acquiring sprained or torn joints and other injuries involving muscles and joints — leg joints to be specific. Protection from knee and foot injuries is even provided by this exercise equipment since there are handlebars which will help you maintain balance.
This equipment is also perfect for those who are not allowed to lift or bear weights and to experience too much pressure in the joints and muscles, such as those who have arthritis and feet troubles, even those who just came from feet/leg injuries.
3 – TIME TO BURN THOSE FATS
Spinning is definitely an efficient and effective way to burn calories and to reduce weight. In an hour (or less) of using the spin bike, many calories can already be burned. Regardless of the age, anyone who wants to lose weight can utilize this. It’s one of the most excellent equipment for removing fats, most especially with consistent use and discipline from the unhealthy lifestyle. Spinning doesn’t only burn fats from the belly but from the whole body. The pedaling exercise plays a very big role in weight loss.
4 – STRONGER AND TONED VERSION
The spin bike is one equipment with multiple advantages. The more intensity you apply on your workout, the better the effect would be in toning your legs and arms. Spinning requires all the muscles of your legs. Outside the gym or without intentionally exercising, sometimes, there are actions you do that make you feel like your legs get very much exercised and that your legs get muscular. Activities like brisk walking, long walking, intensely climbing the stairs are some examples I could think of based from my personal experience.
Legs become toned. They become stronger and tougher as you can notice when you’re able to endure long periods of standing, walking and running. That also implies that your body becomes more flexible and sturdy at the same time.
5 – CORE POWER AND CORRECT POSTURE
This equipment functions really well in working out the core or the abdominal portion of the body. It gives strength and proper shape. Since there’s a proper position which must be executed and retained, the body’s correct posture is also exercised. The upper body, specifically the spine segment is also supported with right and regular use since, again, working out using this rejects bad body posture.
6 – HEALTHY HEART, HAPPY YOU
Spinning, just like any other workout, isn’t only for the body parts we see, but also for don’t — just like the heart. One of the major benefits of using the spin bike is that it boosts heart health. Yes, it’s tiring, but that’s the point. Pedalling, applying effort and continuing to do so leads to a healthier cardiovascular system, vascular system and respiratory system. It is helpful for a better blood flow in the body. It pumps up energy and enthusiasm that’s why people who exercise regularly do not easily experience tiredness and gasping. Their whole body also, specifically at the leg part, do not get tired or tensed easily.
The above-mentioned points are the benefits of using a spin bike. Hopefully, this has helped you discover that this is one of the best exercise equipment you can use whenever any specific need arises that this list has mentioned. Remember that these benefits will be even more manifested and maximized if you exercise and live with self discipline.
Nicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for Fitbiz, an Australian business nationally regarded as the benchmark in the Fitness industry, offering premium quality fitness equipment collection at affordable prices. She writes pieces focusing on the importance of being fit and healthy overall and the self-discipline that must go with them. She also does research on various gym and exercise equipment to give more information about how they work. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.