There are numerous advantages that a bike exercise can offer. They are fat burn, cardiovascular, and muscle building. With these advantages, you should consider using the exercise bike as one of the machines in your exercise routine. However, do not restrict yourself to one type of exercise as it will make you bored. Once you are bored with exercise, there is a high possibility that you will stop exercise. On that note, mix your workout with other activities, such as jog, walk, hike and aerobic.
You can also vary your bike exercise by adding extra movements such as lunge and dumbbells. Put some variety into your exercise bike workout. This additional step will make your bike workout more interesting without compromising the benefits of the exercise. During the dumbbell movements, your heart rate will still be maintained at the exercise rate thus the workout continues.
The bike comes with some preset workouts. This feature allows you to mix the cycling with mountain biking and high resistance cycling. You can do mountain biking on your exercise bike by increasing the inclination. Do not worry if your exercise bike does not have the load and resistance setting as you can make the variation manually by changing the pace of your cycling.
Make an effort to log your exercise as from there you can monitor and increase the intensity of your workout. The log should have information on the duration, load, and the pace. The variation in the cycling pace from fast to medium to fast will give a challenge to your exercise. Remember to stay within your desired heart rate and not to over challenge yourself. If you do the variation, you should get a good exercise by only spending a 20 minutes of your time doing the cycling.
For a fat burn exercise, a 20 minutes session is the minimum to get the fat burnt. The division of the session can be a three minutes warm up and a three minutes warm down giving you 14 minutes to do the exercise.