Recumbent Exercise Bike vs Upright Exercise Bike

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  1. Brandon K. Swanson

    Brandon K. Swanson New Member Full Member

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    The gym at my townhome clubhouse has a recumbent exercise bike only and the city Recreation Center has upright exercise bikes, as well as recumbent bikes.

    I prefer the upright bike because it's most similar to riding a regular bike, but all of the bikes were taken yesterday at the Recreation Center so I hopped on a recumbent bike for the first time. It was a little bit of an odd experience, but seemed like it was working a lot of the same muscles as an upright bike.

    So the question I have is if there is a major difference in the muscles exercised or overall workout with a recumbent bike vs an upright one? If it's fairly similar, I could see myself using the clubhouse recumbent bike more because it is so close. I've just avoided them because they look goofy.
     
  2. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Hi mate, post this question in the ‘Boxing Training’ section.

    You’ll get some responses there.
     
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    scrap Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It will; get you fitter, than the upright, all down to Gravity
     
  4. Right_hook

    Right_hook New Member Full Member

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    Hi Brandon. Have done some research on this and the general opinion prefers upright bikes over recumbent citing more core muscles usage. However published research on women found no real differences. Personally I use recumbent and find it cool and comfortable but I use it for cardio and I sweat well. I suppose if you need it for cardio won’t matter both should be ok