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Old 02-24-07, 03:27 AM   #1
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Recumbent vs upright

I have an injury to my ankle/achiilies area and am trying biking. I also have sore calf muscles. Today I used the recumbent bike but was wondering if people thought this bike or the upright would be better for this type of injury. I also felt it was less of a workout then the upright stationary bike. Does the recumbent burn less calories then the upright?
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Old 02-24-07, 03:29 AM   #2
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Why don't you just get medical help from a system with a good track record, then decide, ok???

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I have both and I don't think they're any different in regards to ankle movement or stress.

The main reasons folks ride recumbents is because of back/neck or groin problems.

Personally, I prefer the upright. I apparently use a lot of body english when I ride because it feels weird not being able to shift your weight around on the recumbent.

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