A 37-year-old member asked:
What are disadvantages of stationary bicycle machines?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthodontics 51 years experience
You pedal: and pedal but they never take you anywhere :)
Stationary bikes are good aerobic exercise and good for your heart. Fantastic for building strength in the thighs
Disadvantage: they do nothing for the upper body vs say a stairclimber or Nordic trac.
At the gym I do various upper body exercises and finish with 30 minutes on the stationary bike. Good luck.
846 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 1, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.