Push Pedals to Strengthen Hips and Knees
This entry was posted on December 31, 2014.
As we grow older or become afflicted with arthritis in our hips and knees become more painful and it is more difficult to continue with a daily workout. Stationary bikes can assist in strengthening knees and hips without adding impact or more strain to other joints. Many athletes who are aging find that riding a stationary bike instead of running or higher impact workouts have kept them in shape and lessened the pain in their knees and hips.
Stationary bikes come in many styles and have everything from basic pedals and a seat to book holders and USB ports. The best way to find the stationary bike that is best for you is to visit a Fitness Expo store. There are five Louisiana locations in Metairie, Kenner, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Mandeville for your convenience or you can also visit them in Jackson, MS. Any store will have the expertise and friendly staff to help with your needs. You will be able to try out the equipment on offer and the knowledgeable staff will demonstrate all the options and interactive programs that interest you. You can ride up a hill with some programmable options or even race in a simulated competition. Fitness Expo always has the best quality equipment; however, they want to be sure this is the machine suited best to your needs, so expect to answer questions and to be asked to try all kinds of equipment.
If you are prone to knee injury you have probably already spent time on a stationary bike. It is the one piece of equipment used most in rehabilitation of such injuries and used by athletes worldwide. The reason behind its use is the fact that by remaining stationary but pedaling, the muscles and tendons that stabilize the knee are consistently being used and in turn being strengthened. The hips benefit from such repetitious use also and with regular workouts the joints become less prone to arthritis and inflammation. Stationary bikes additionally give the heart a workout and increase lung capacity, so increasing the use of a stationary bike is not a bad idea for anyone.