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Stationary Bike

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:53 am
by rogernelson
I workout at lifetime fitness and use the stationary bike(that has wattage meter) to do some indoor training due to the weather. I was told that I'm wasting time on that bike and wont see any benefits. I was told rollers and trainers offer waaaaay more benefit.

Here are my benefits:
anytime you can spin your legs is a positive
I can crank up the tension and work on power
I can do intervals

Disadvantages
you are not fitted for the stationary bike
the trainer or rollers allow u to use your bike which is fitted for you.
you are not in the wind
you don't use your core since bike is stationary

My main focus is overall cardio and increasing leg strength and power with the weights and stationary bike.

what are your thoughts?

Re: Stationary Bike

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:42 pm
by Lolylogs
Stationary bike is fine. The goal of cardio is to get your HR/RR up, and pushing on the bike accomplishes this.

Just keep in mind that training adaptations are typically pretty specific--by training on the stationary you'll get better at the stationary but won't see a massive change in your running for example (you'll see general improvements in your cardio/respiratory systems but still need to train specific movements to become more efficient in them).