The cycle trainer is great for raising cardiovascular endurance and is well known everywhere for the way that it lets you burn the extra calories straight from fat. With regular, continued use, you’ll see that the cycle trainer does in fact tone your body. Most of the effects are seen on the legs. Because using a cycle trainer mimics the use of an outdoor bicycle, it’s possible to use it for sitting and climbing workouts—in other words, mimicking the effects of biking down the street or up a hill. In addition, working out with the proper pose of the back and gut means that the abdominal muscles are getting a subtle workout as well.
These cycle trainers are now mainstream equipment available almost everywhere. With the demand growing, the models and brands keep increasing. And with so many choices, it only makes sense for us to learn which ones are best before venturing in a purchase.
The Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike is an affordable yet quality exercise bike. It has a chain drive mechanism and a 40 lb flywheel, an ideal weight that ensures longevity and stability. This bike is one of the best reviewed in online shopping sites such as Amazon. According to customers, it performs just as well as $1000+ bikes the likes of which usually seen in gyms and fitness centers. All in all, it’s a good quality for a low price of $300.
If you’re willing to spend a couple hundred bucks more, look no further. Spinner Fit Indoor Cycle is a great cycle trainer with a specialized seat: wide for balance and padded for comfort, so those long workout bursts will never end with saddle sore. It also comes with DVDs to keep you in track of your goals without getting too bored.
And if you really want that quality flywheel, I suggest you opt for the Sole Fitness SB700 Exercise Bike. It has a flywheel weight of 48 lbs, greater than the usual number of 40 lbs. The bike has a solid frame and weighs a hefty 140 lbs, which may be a problem when moving it around, but is great for stability. It uses a Kevlar resistance pad, ensuring that it will be a long time before you need a replacement for this.
Now if you have the $1800 to spend, look no further than the Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle. This baby is beautiful inside and out. It’s super durable, even for tough, everyday workouts, and has a magnetic system to provide resistance. If you’re someone who likes to work out in the early morning hours, have no fear. This bike is quiet enough not to wake up anyone when your only free time to use it is at 5am on a weekday. It also features a built-in computer that monitors power output and cadence (measured in RPMs or revolutions per minute). If you have a chest strap, it can easily measure polar heart rate as well.