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In addition providing a standard recumbent-bicycle aerobic and lower-body workout this bike has rotating handles so arms, shoulders, and back can be exercised as well. A heavy-weighted flywheel-resistance and belt-drive train gives ensures smooth pedaling, and tension can be adjusted to any of eight levels to increase or decrease intensity without interrupting a workout. A battery-operated monitor displays speed, distance, time, calories burned, and pulse, which is measured by sensors in handrails beside the seat. The seat and seatback are molded and padded for comfort and adjustable. Oversized foot pedals and adjustable foot straps hold feet securely to improve pulling motion while pedaling. The bike also has a water-bottle holder. Assembled (instructions included), the steel-frame bike measures 49-5/8 inches long x 23-5/8 inches wide x 48-5/8 inches high and weighs 117 pounds. About recumbent exercise bikes
Despite the competition from trendy new fitness inventions, exercise bikes continue to be popular options for home exercise. They offer the same aerobic benefits of riding a bicycle at any time, in any weather, without leaving the comfort and safety of home. Exercise bikes don't take up much space, require little or no balance or coordination, and can provide an effective workout for all levels of users, from beginners to serious competitors. While the same could be said for a number of other types of home fitness equipment
, the exercise bike is one of the few that allows you to watch television or read a magazine while you work out. The term recumbent
literally means "lying down." Exercising in a recumbent or reclining position allows the user to have full ergonomic back support, without causing strain on the arms, neck and shoulders, all of which can be common effects of using an upright bicycle. For many people, having convenient access to quality exercise equipment
is critical to sticking with a long-term exercise program.