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Recumbent Vs Upright Exercise Bikes
Our physical therapists use recumbent bikes for patients with a history of back problems
it gives them more lumbar support
we really haven't had any problems as long as used correctly. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Similar: They are very similar. Stationary bikes are more similar to a typical bicycle while a recumbent bike allows you to sit down in a chair with a back. Some patients find sitting in a "chair" is more comfortable to exercise in. Test out each to find what works for you! ...Read more
I'm getting a recumbent exercise bike today for safe, no impact exercise at 6mos pregnant. Is there a max of ride time I should limit to for safety?
Costochondritis, sedentary, exercised 2 days in row, 2nd day stretched upper body 1st. Recumbent bike. No shortnss breath. How long might this last?
Give it a couple day: Lay off the offending exercise, take a day of rest between workouts. Sounds like U just jumped in & gave it all U had. Not the way 2 start. Ease into a program than fits Ur goals & abilities. If serious about an exercise program join a health club & get program from an AT-C, 1 on 1, then join a semi private group, & B consistent, meet new friends & because U R paying 4 it, , U R motivated 2 con't. ...Read more
Achilles tendonitis: Yes biking is acceptable exercise. Eccentric contraction or elongation of the gastrocnemius muscle that your achilles' tendon attaches to can help and if done on a bike is typically safe. Be sure to stretch out the calf both the gastrocnemius and soleus and ice along with nsaids can help. ...Read more
I have purchased a Recumbent Exercise Bike. I have OA in my knees n back n neck. Did I make the right choice. For strengthening. THANKS.
Yes: Start slowly. Non weight bearing exercise is less damaging to you ...Read more
Depends: As long as you're not increasing your abdominal pressure during the exercise to the point of worsening your pain. ...Read more
Had knee surgery to repair torn meniscus. It was recommended to ride stationary bike as part of recovery. Is an upright or recumbent bike better?
Start recumbent: Using an upright bike will put more pressure on your knee while it is healing and is not recommended, while a recumbent bike has less pressure and helps to keep range of motion of joint and maintain muscle tone. So, start with recumbent bike after surgery. When the knee is feeling better and stronger, then you can shift to an upright bike. ...Read more
Posterior tibialis dysfunction on left ankle and rt hip impingement, can not walk a lot, recumbent bike > hip pain for me, exercise allowed?
Will exercising laid down on a recumbent bike for 30-45mins at 140-160bpm Age 23, male. 4-6 times per week get my endurance up? I want to be VERY fit.
Keep up the regular: Exercise but you may want to vary the type of exercise and intensity while incorporating not only cardiovascular workouts of various types with periods of increased intensity during each workout but also include some weight training and flexibility while avoiding overuse injury by being very repetitive or rapidly getting onto an exercise routine without proper planning. Speak to your physician. ...Read more
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. 63 yr old male CAD and heart disease. Can't get heart rate out of 80's on treadmill or recumbent bike after 30-40. Minutes. Is this normal?
Probably due to meds: It is likely related to medications, especially beta blockers. ...Read more
63 yr old male with CAD and heart disease. Can't get heart rate out of 80's on treadmill or recumbent bike. Do not take any blood pressure drugs.
CAD: As long as you don't have any symptoms like dizziness, loss of consciousness, you don't have to worry about the heart rate. Resting heart rate more than 50 is acceptable. Some athletic persons has slower heartrate. If this low heart rate is something new, you should see your doc asap. ...Read more
How effective is riding a recumbent bike for weight loss? I also walk but I like to watch a movie while I ride the bike in the evenings.
Good: Riding a static bike is fine. The more important thing with exercise is consistency. If you prefer exercising using a static bike it is perfectly alright. ...Read more
I had both hips replaced. Cause was AVN. Was cut in the front. Should I use eliptical trainer or recumbent bike for exercising.
I ride a diamond frame mountain bike for outdoor riding it has been suggested that a recumbent would be easier on my knees beat up in football age61?
How helpful is recumbent bike in helping with weight loss? Any suggestions on what to aim for (duration/intensity)? Am 35, morbidly obese.
I think any: Excercise is a great start. I would also watch what gets put into your mouth. The good think about the bike is if you are very heavy it doesn't put that mu ch stress on your knees. I would advise you to visit your doc for a good physical prior to any new onset workout. Meaning if you weren't working out before. Let them know...to make sure you can handle.... ...Read more
How do I know if its my bad anxiety or something else. I find it hard to breath walking. I tend to also hold my breath, and breath from upper chest. Yet I can do recumbent bike fine for 25 minutes.
Had orif surgery to stabilize fibula 2 mos ago and am transitioning to a walking boot and 1 hr/day on recumbent bike, is swelling normal?
Have naturally loose knee caps and occasional pain no arthritis. I read stationary/recumbent bikes low impact, but can constant motion hurt knees?
See details: It is likely to be chondromalacia patellae. See an orthopedist. Specific exercises can help. ...Read more
Ankle pain. I started using a recumbent bike about 2 weeks ago. This week I started having pain in both Achilles. Some popping and pain with walking.?
What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.
An approach: I prefer starting with a physical therapist working in a warm water pool, and doing gentle exercises initially. Later, one could start some core exercises working on back and abdominal musculature. At some point, an experienced personal trainer should get involved. The equipment is not the key ingredient, instead, the human support and interactional education. ...Read more
Hip pain and clicking on walking, running and cycling on recumbent bike? MRI is free reviewed by 2 radiologist and 1 orthopaedic surgeon.... What?
May not be your hip: Snapping hip syndrome may be due to an external cause (eg., snapping of the iliotibial band or gluteus maximus over the greater trochanter) or an internal cause (eg., snapping of the iliopsoas tendon over the iliopectineal eminence, acetabular labral tear, intra-articular loose body). Sometimes ultrasound performed during maneuvers that replicate the click can be helpful to discriminate. ...Read more
Are there some basic stretches I should be doing to maintain flexibility? What about before/after riding a recumbent bicycle?
See details: Stretching should be done after exercising. You can do a web search for the specifics. ...Read more
Not clear: You need to word your question in a way that makes it easier to understand. ...Read more
I was get punched on my chest. I noticed 1 month after that, I seldom get chest pain when I try to recumbent or semi sitting. What is the diagnosis?
Exam: Cannot be answered online: get examined. Get a chest xray. Speak to your physician. ...Read more
Both: Both will cause your rate to increase which leads to good aerobic activity. ...Read more
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