How to Get the Most Out of an Exercise Bike

Learn how to get the most out of an exercise bike from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this Howcast gym workout video.

Hi, guys. This is Max Happer for Howcast. What we’re going to go over today is how to get the best use out of an exercise bike in the gym. Exercise bike is one of my favorite pieces of equipment that I love to use for myself and also my clients. Other than just getting a great cardiovascular burn, this is an awesome exercise to build the leg muscles up on somebody that maybe has a knee injury or has some type of issue like that because there’s no impact.

That’s the awesome thing about this. Let me show you how we actually do it. On this bike, like any other piece of cardiovascular equipment, there’s going to be a lot of different programs. Some of the programs are fat burn, cardio, zone training, personal training, hill plus, or manual. Many different programs that you can use to get a different type of cardiovascular workout. One thing I love to do on the bike is I love to turn the intensity as high as I can go, sometimes about 20, 24. I will just pedal it even if it’s slow, I’ll pedal it out just like I was doing a muscular workout for about 20 minutes.

What that does is it builds the leg muscles without having to put the impact that you would get from running. The bike is very variable. You can do many different things with it. You can change it up to suit whatever your goal is, and honestly I think everybody should jump on it and have a good time. Guys, get out there. If your goal is to burn fat, your goal is to build bigger leg muscles, whatever it is, this can be an excellent piece of equipment for you.