How to Improve Your Cardio Workout with a Stationary Bike

If you are interested in improving your cardiovascular health and fitness, a stationary bike is a great option. These give you the ability to tailor your workout to match your current fitness level. Riding a stationary bike is an efficient and effective way to burn calories and body fat while strengthening your heart, lungs and muscles. Compared to many other types of cardio equipment, stationary bikes also put less stress on your joints.

Whether you are a veteran cycler or just beginning your fitness journey, here are our tips for maximizing your cardio workout with an exercise bike:

Improve Your Ability with Interval Training

If you are new to cycling, or are just developing your exercise regime, remember to take it slow and allow your body to acclimate to this new physical activity level. Give your body time to recuperate. One of the best ways to improve your cycling ability is through interval training. Try this:

Over time, you will be able to increase the length of your intervals and reduce the number of cycles to slowly build your ability to maintain longer periods of intense cardio workout.

Lose Weight with This Routine

Since this type of workout helps to burn calories and body fat, it is a good option to include in a weight loss plan. Here is one routine you could try:

Get the Most out of Your Cardio Routine

To get the best cardio workout, choose a bike with adjustable resistance levels. In developing your routine, aim to spend 150 minutes per week in moderate cycling and 75 minutes of vigorous cycling, spaced out so that you exercise almost daily. The American Council on Exercise states that interval training is one of the best ways to maximize the benefit of your cardio workout and avoid burnout.

Choose the Right Bike for You

Do you understand the difference between Upright and Recumbent Bikes? Which one would better suit your needs? Let’s break it down, so you can make an informed decision.

Whether you are just beginning to bike or have been cycling for years, you can always improve your cardiovascular routine with a great stationary bike. Our team of professionals is always ready (in-store and online) to assist you in finding the right equipment for your needs. Give us a call to get started (📞(727) 314-7821), shop our products at, or visit one of our locations!