Burn Away Your Belly with a Stationary Bike
Cardiovascular exercise is one of the best ways to burn belly fat while increasing your lean muscle mass. Using a stationary bike is among the top ways to get rid of belly fat.
Below you’ll learn what you should focus on during your workout to help you lose the bulge.
Build Your Routine
If you are new to exercising, working up to a routine of a minimum of five to six 30-minute workout sessions per week is the first step to take. During these workouts, your heart rate should be between 50 and 70% of your maximum. (To estimate your maximum heart rate, simply subtract your age from 220.)
If you can’t do 30 minutes at this level at the beginning, don’t worry. Even doing a few 10-minute sessions with breaks will help you burn calories and lose belly fat.
Once you’ve worked up to a moderate workout schedule, try putting more effort into half of your weekly workouts. Try increasing your resistance to a higher level and cycle for 20 to 30 minutes at an intensity that increases your heart rate to 75 to 85% of your maximum rate. Studies have shown that incorporating these high-intensity workouts into your routine can increase the amount of belly fat you lose compared to more moderate workouts.
You’ll want to avoid doing high-intensity intervals during every workout because it can cause you to burn out and make your additional workouts less effective.
Interval Training Sample Workout
Here’s a quick interval training workout you can use:
Start by warming up at low resistance for 5 minutes.
Then pedal at a higher resistance and more intense pedal stroke for 1 to 2 minutes.
Next, take a break, pedaling easily for 1 to 2 minutes while your heart rate recovers.
Complete this high and low intensity cycle 10 to 15 times. You can also do shorter intervals (ie: 30 seconds) if 1 to 2 minutes is too long.
Even in such a short workout, you’ll receive the benefits of burning extra belly fat.
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