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Is there a maximum amount of time I should spend on an exercise bike?

The 30min - 1 hour recommendations largely come from what is needed for people to remain healthy and get value from the time they have invested. Most of us have to balance 'life' with fitness goals ...
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Among all the other good answers I'd like adding one more thing: Choose the appropriate bike to your style. Every bike is a compromise. Some are best for one purpose and nightmare at others, some are ...
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The first thing to know is to make sure you’re cycling safely. Some parts of this are easy and obvious (wear a properly fitted helmet, use lights at night, use high-visibility stuff during the day, ...
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I'd like to expand on Willeke's good answer, who said you need to enjoy it or need to be forced. Enjoyment depends a lot on where you bike. If you can set aside dedicated time for exercise, try to ...
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Is there a maximum amount of time I should spend on an exercise bike?

As with all new exercise, build it up. Start with an half an hour at most session, feel how your body reacts that day and the next before you stay on longer. Increase the sessions and when you get off ...
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If there's bike-friendly public transportation in your area, considering cycling a low-traffic (or off-road) route near it. That way, you can push yourself a bit further, safe in the knowledge that if ...
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Is there a maximum amount of time I should spend on an exercise bike?

Is there any reasoning behind the one hour limit, or is just arbitrary? No, there isn't. An exercise bike is not different from a normal bike assuming the fit is right, with several exceptions: ...
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Is there a maximum amount of time I should spend on an exercise bike?

The reason you're seeing mainly short sessions recommended is that exercise bikes are usually marketed to fairly casual users wanting just a bit of exercise. So long as it's ergonomic enough,* there's ...
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Lots of great input already here! I'm in my 4th year of training towards regaining my fitness after regrettably 20 years of couching. :) .1. I agree, a) biking should be FUN, and b) yes, learn to ...
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If commuting to and from is the only time you have to exercise, then look out for a cycling club that advocates for cyclist rights or that safety on the roads is a priority so you can practice some of ...
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The most important part in training to get better, in anything really, is to keep enjoying to do it or to be forced to go on. In cycling by yourself that joy is a big motivator, the forcing is ...
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Just a couple of things I think many beginners realize too late: Bike fit. Not necessarily by a professional, but just looking up a few bike fit guides on the internet and trying to adjust your bike ...
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For context of where I’m at with cycling ability I did 20km in an hour. That's a good start. 20 km should take an hour for someone in decent shape. I'm wondering how fast and long I should be trying ...
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