exercise bike - question on workout

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  1. Trash

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    Hiya I have been doing 30 mins on exercise bike each day for 2 weeks - which results in about 6 miles a day!

    I've been using the same resistant level - should i be changing the level throughout to help with fat burning??

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    Hi Tracey - the best way to burn fat is by alternating your heart rate - high/low etc. while staying in your target heart rate zone - so not getting too out of breath.

    General rule is that you should still be able to speak but not sing!

    On a bike - and it really helps toning your bum and thighs - if you do "in the saddle/out the saddle" with a higher resistance - like you are going up hills.

    I do this on my real bike - tend to do 12 pedals in the saddle and 12 out and just alternate like that - being out the saddle tends to increase your heart rate also.

    Hope this helps and that you are still enjoying your exercise. xx
     
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    Thanks hun that makes sense never thought of doing in/out saddle good idea :D

    Yeah I'm still enjoying the bike actual feel great afterwards kind of a buzz! I do have a programme on the bike for fat burning must dig out the manual and maybe give that a try also x
     
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