Benefits of Using an Air Bike During Interval Training

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Air bikes are an entirely different beast from true road bicycles. Unlike road bikes and mountain bikes, which have a fixed rear wheel, air bikes have a freewheel or inner tube which is responsible for creating the resistance. The resistance is produced not by a spinning wheel but instead by a large fan that pushes air in the direction of the rider. The harder you pedal and therefore the more force you put into pulling and pushing the handlebars the more the air resistance develops.

Types of exercise bikes and their use

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There are two main types of exercise bikes – stationary exercise machines and portable exercise machines. Stationary bikes tend to be quite simple, but functional. They will give you a good cardiovascular workout with your feet on the ground and your hands in the air. They are great if you need a simple cardiovascular exercise machine at home, but an air bike can be used in place of a treadmill, an elliptical machine, or even a stair climber. A stationary bike is therefore great for people who need an exercise bike without having to buy multiple pieces of equipment and without having to learn complex exercise routines.

Burn belly fat

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However, as wonderful as they are, stationary bikes are just a way of sitting down for five minutes. If you need a full-body workout you can’t do it with one. Therefore, they are not a great way to lose weight and to improve your health or to get into shape quickly. Portable exercise machines, or air bikes as they are more commonly known, are different. They give you a full cardiovascular workout, they are easy to use and they are very effective for burning fat and for raising your metabolism.

Boost Cardio workout

So what exactly is the best air bike? The best air bike is the one that gives you the most efficient cardio workout. To test this out you need to set yourself a test. Sit on the bike, keeping both feet on the pedal so that you are riding on firm ground. You want to test your fitness level by pedaling as hard as you can for about five minutes.

Burn calories

If you can keep pedaling for thirty seconds, then you will have completed one cycle. You can then estimate how many calories you have burned during this time by multiplying the number of calories burned by thirty seconds. For example, if you have burnt 200 calories during this test ride then you know that you have burned an estimated total of two minutes and fifteen seconds. This information is helpful because it means that you can estimate how many calories you can expect to burn during your next workout if you continue to use your air bike for Crossfit training.

Before buying an air bike

The design of the handlebars and the position of the pedals are also important factors to consider when choosing the best air bike. You want a bike that matches your upper body, your height, and your body type. If you have wide shoulders and legs, for instance, then you will not be able to use a bike with narrow handles and pedals. However, if you have narrow shoulders and legs, then you will find it easier to use bikes with narrow handles and narrow pedals.

The style of the frame is also important. When you exercise on the bike it offers more resistance than does walking or running because it is harder to turn the pedals. Therefore, an air bike can help you burn more calories in less time. They should be made of durable materials that resist tears and bends. You should also check that the seat is padded to provide greater comfort during your workout.

If you do decide to get an air bike, then you should know that there are three different types of intervals. Interval training is when you complete a certain amount of time within a short period. This can be just a few seconds. Interval intensity is increased as you increase the time until completion. Finally, high-intensity interval training is when you complete a very intense period on the bike. If you are looking to get into shape, lose weight, or improve your health, then an air bike is an excellent choice.

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