A question about using an exercise bike.

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

  1. DavidC77

    DavidC77 Active Member Full Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    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?