Bicycling

Cardiovascular / Alternative / Beginner

5 ratings

Equipment Needed

  • Bicycle

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 40,399.01 mi
    average distance
  • 275,908.26 mi
    best distance
  • 414
    times logged
  • #4
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Bicycling Distance

  • 38,933.23 mi
    average distance
  • 251,681.17 mi
    best distance
  • 274
    times logged
  • #3
    popularity rank

Average Male Bicycling Distance

  • 43,634.42 mi
    average distance
  • 275,908.26 mi
    best distance
  • 130
    times logged
  • #4
    popularity rank

Average Female Bicycling Distance

How to do the Bicycling:

Muscles Worked

Abs secondary Calves secondary Glutes secondary Groin secondary Hamstrings secondary Hip flexors secondary Outer thighs secondary Quads primary Muscles diagram

Details

The bicycling is a cardiovascular and alternative exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the abs, calves, glutes, groin, hamstrings, hip flexors and outer thighs ...more

The bicycling is a cardiovascular and alternative exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the abs, calves, glutes, groin, hamstrings, hip flexors and outer thighs.

The only bicycling equipment that you really need is the following: bicycle. There are however many different bicycling variations that you can try out that may require different types of bicycling equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper bicycling form is easy with the step by step bicycling instructions, bicycling tips, and the instructional bicycling technique video on this page. The bicycling is a exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the bicycling video, learn how to do the bicycling, and then be sure and browse through the bicycling workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. A protective helmet should be worn at all times while cycling.
  2. Obey the rules of the road, and be courteous to pedestrians and drivers.
  3. Peddle the bike at a speed that is going to challenge you and help to improve your leg strength and your over all cardio.
  4. Control your breathing as you peddle.

Variations

  1. You can use a cycling machine to work out indoors.
  2. Try mountain biking for a more challenging experience.
  3. Use a stationary bicycle if it is night time or you don't have a place to ride your bike.

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

6 Review

  • AaronV
    almost 6 years ago
    #

    Not as good as running if you ask me. But still a great workout.

  • AaronV
    almost 6 years ago
    #

  • geofizzer
    over 5 years ago
    #

    great exercise that does not pound feet and legs, covers large distance and with rolling terrain get a terrific leg workout. If you clip into pedals or use feet straps can work on pulling up and pushing down with legs and use calves by rolling feet as you go through the down stroke. On hills stand up to work other leg muscles. I love it.

  • geofizzer
    over 5 years ago
    #

    Here is a good article from bicycle magazine on what you need to start biking

    http://www.bicycling.com/beginners/bike-skills/bicycling-beginners-guide
    http://fitbie.msn.com/slideshow/gear-you-need-start-biking/slide/1

  • MC24
    over 3 years ago
    #

    Bicycling is awesome if you are overweight and don't want to stress your joints too much with more of your typical cardio moves. While your body is designed to jump, run and move it might not do so too efficiently with too much excess weight. Bicycling can be a great workout for anyone because the amount of intensity is easily controlled to meet your level of fitness! It's also awesome to be outside enjoying the fresh air! Or the smoldering heat, whatever you prefer :)

  • 05jaylee
    over 2 years ago
    #

    Love being on my bike

Equipment Needed

  • Bicycle

Tips

  1. A protective helmet should be worn at all times while cycling.
  2. Obey the rules of the road, and be courteous to pedestrians and drivers.
  3. Peddle the bike at a speed that is going to challenge you and help to improve your leg strength and your over all cardio.
  4. Control your breathing as you peddle.

Variations

  1. You can use a cycling machine to work out indoors.
  2. Try mountain biking for a more challenging experience.
  3. Use a stationary bicycle if it is night time or you don't have a place to ride your bike.

Types

  • Force Type: N/A
  • Mechanics Type: Compound