Horizon Paros Pro Upright Bike
The Horizon Paros Pro Upright Bike is a stylish & highly functional exercise bike with a comfort seat & both horizontal and vertical adjustments which will provide hours of enjoyable cycling. The Steel upright frame provides stability which is critical when you are pushing your workouts to the limit! Ergo Adjustable handlebars help you find the right position & comfort level and Contact heart rate grips allow easy monitoring ensuring that you are working out at your optimal heart rate.
The 7-kg / 15.4-lb. balanced flywheel keeps your pedaling smooth and the 5.8” dual-color backlit LCD and 16 programs provide the ultimate variety & motivation.
Before you purchase an exercise bike bike, here are some things to think about:
- Do you want an upright bike or a recumbent bike (less impact because you are in a seated position)?
- Do you need a small manual bike because you have limited space, or do you have room for a programmable electronic one?
An exercise bike is great as a supplementary piece of cardio equipment as it works mainly the lower half of your body. An exercise bike will never be as effective as a crosstrainer or rower as it does not offer a full body workout. It doesn’t workout your upper body at all, which means that you aren’t going to get a balanced workout while using one.
However, this does not mean that a stationary bike isn’t beneficial. On the contrary, it can be an excellent source of exercise. Stationary bikes help to burn calories and fat. However, to get the most benefit you will have to spend a longer amount of time on your stationary bike than you would if you were running or doing some other form of cardio exercise.
One of the reasons that you might want to consider a stationary bike for your workout is if you are extremely overweight and there is some concern about the strain on your heart while you exercise. You see, the heart is only meant to beat a certain amount of times per minute while you exercise; if you are obese, your heart will reach that level more quickly. Stationary biking can help you to lose some fat before you start a more vigorous exercise regime.
Another reason to only use a stationary bike is if your doctor says you can’t do other forms of exercise. You should always follow your doctor's instructions when it comes to the health and safety of your body!