Painful Joints? Ride a Precor RBK 615 Recumbent Bike
This entry was posted on March 5, 2016.
For some people, running can be difficult due to the exertion it puts on the joints. Non-weight bearing exercises like swimming are good alternatives. Cycling is also a good option if you choose the right indoor bike that puts less stress on the joints without surrendering the quality of workout. Recumbent bikes, like the Precor RBK 615, fall into this category, and people of all fitness levels can use these indoor cycles for a great cardiovascular workout.
The importance of low-impact exercises for those with painful joints is critical. Too often, people with bad knees or hips forego exercise, but everyone can use the RBK 615 recumbent bike. Maintaining a fitness regime after being given a doctor’s consent to do so can help to strengthen the muscles around the injured site. Cycling is a good option to strengthen the knees, but regular bikes may be a little too hard on some people. A recumbent bike takes the pressure off the knees while still building muscle tone and strength. You can get expert advice on the RBK 615 recumbent bike from Precor at any Fitness Expo store.
Working Up in a Workout
If you like exercising with a recumbent bike, try any of the six preprogramed workouts on the RBK 615. You may want to use these programs to get your body ready to race in an outdoor ride. There are several cycling races around Louisiana, but it is best to start with the shorter criteriums first. There is one in July, which is held at the LSU at Alexandria campus. This ride is only 1.1 miles and features several race categories for men and women. Being able to compete in this type of ride is the first step toward longer cycling races. The LAMBRA Age-Graded Championship Races is a mid-distance ride that separates its riders into groups. You may participate in this as long as you are a licensed rider. The longest distance for this race is 66 miles, but there are other races that are over 100 miles. To reach those, you need to start small and workout at home and outside, and the RBK 615 recumbent bike can help you get there.