Stationary biking, like real cycling, gives you a great cardiovascular and lower body strengthening workout. Because it’s low-impact, it’s easier on your joints so you’re going to be able to exercise longer and more safely than with high-impact exercise.
You can manually control your resistance and speed. Adding resistance simulates hills and inclines, and engages your hamstrings and glutes. Similarly, you can remove all resistance to sprint. Pedal with very little ankle movement. Pedal straps keep your feet securely on the bike pedals so you can both push and pull up on the pedals for a better ride and to work your hamstrings and gluteal muscles more.
The adjustable handlebars give you the option of sitting upright or leaning forward in a more aerodynamic position. Cycling strengthens your heart and lungs and your lower body while you burn calories to help you lose weight.