A question about using an exercise bike.

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by DavidC77, Sep 27, 2021.

  1. DavidC77

    DavidC77 Active Member Full Member

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    When I'm on an exercise bike, I find that the first ten minutes are by far the toughest.

    When I go on the bike, I alternate between cycling fast and then even faster at regular intervals.

    In the first ten minutes, I'm out of breath and if I haven't been on the bike for a while, I'm unable to get through this initial ten minute period.

    But if I can get past that, my breathing settles down and it becomes much easier. Why is that?

    This evening I was on the bike for 45 minutes. When I came off my heart rate was high, I was dripping sweat, my legs ached, I was saddle sore but I wasn't really out of breath.

    What is that makes that first ten minutes so much harder than the rest?