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Old 08-09-04, 03:14 AM   #1
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I am starting to exercise on a stationary bike to start building up some leg muscle before starting up actual bicycling. I was able to go 5 miles in 23 minutes. Would that be considered light, moderate, or vigorous for a burned calorie counter? Thanks!
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Old 08-09-04, 05:30 AM   #2
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I'd say thats not so bad Although their is nothing like being on an actual bike
experiencing all the factors such as cars, wind, hills and the like. If your trying
to burn calories/ lose weight....well....i ride alot, my lower body is good but i still
have a belly...dont just depend on a bike for weigh loss and toning...sit-ups are
magical GBY!
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I am starting to exercise on a stationary bike to start building up some leg muscle before starting up actual bicycling. I was able to go 5 miles in 23 minutes. Would that be considered light, moderate, or vigorous for a burned calorie counter? Thanks!
I am curious as to why you would ride a stationary bike to prepar to ride a real bike????

Unless you have no level riding area, IMHO, you will be far ahead by doing easy rides on a level area on a real bike. I do a lot of stationary biking in the winter, and it in no way compares to real biking.

SO, why not do some fun easy rides to "build up muscle" (almost everyone has enough muscle to ride on the level). And the stationary bike will not work all the muscles in the same way as biking. If you can walk and have balance, you can do fun rides.

Take it easy at first, make the rides short and just build up.

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