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    Cardio: Bikes how good are they??

    Hey guys I currently try to get 30 minutes of cardio in on the days I am resting from my routine. I wanted to know How good are the Exercise Bikes for weight Reducing and Stanima???
    Everytime I go to my Gym no matter what time ALL THE DAMN WOMEN ARE ON THE TREADMILLS.
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    I think they work good. I think actually going out and bike riding is a MUCH better workout..especially downhill and on mountains cause it involves your whole body...Also helps build your calves and quads.

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    I ride the stationery bike and I think its pretty good, I would prefer a treadmill but I dont have one here at my house.


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    i ride a bike, it burns fat on the back of your legs ( a common trouble spot) so its cool

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    Zalxder-
    You think this or you have some kind of study to back it up? I have never believed that bodyfat could be spot reduced.


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    I prefer the bike actually, as it doesn't take a toll on my knees and feet.

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    I like to ride my 20 inch bike, and do a little freestyle when I have time. Riding up hills on that thing will work your legs like a mofo.
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    I love my bike. It's the best. I ride outdoors. At the gym, I like the elyptical - - I think that's what it's called. The thing that looks like it's skis kinda - - you guy's know what I mean. I hope.
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    I used to ride bike all the time because I really hate running. I DO run, I CAN run, but a stint in the army kinda ruined my knees and ankles (YOU run around in full combat gear with a ruck and rifle and see if your knees don't get messed up!!).

    However, I recently tried those elliptical trainers that the gyms have these days (they look like a StairMaster and a Nordic Track had offspring together...)

    I find it to be a great workout, I can get my heart rate up and keep it there with no pain for a good 45 min session.

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    i think bikes are great. Just remember to keep the intensity up. I also read an article that said riding a bike was the best possible excersize for abs. Go figure.

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    I used to use it as a quick warmup before running. Not bad, but if you CAN, by all means RUN!

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    Originally posted by Zalxder
    i ride a bike, it burns fat on the back of your legs ( a common trouble spot) so its cool
    tuttut

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    mountain biking owns - cardio + full body workout.

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