Get a Great Workout With These Cycling Exercises
A bicycle, also known as a two-wheeled cycle or bicycle, is a manually powered or pedal-operated, single wheeled vehicle, with two wheels connected by a series of gears, linked between them either by a chain or by a wheel, on which the wheels turn. A bicycle rider is commonly known as a bicycle racer, or biker. Bicyclists may ride on any kind of surface – dirt, paved, gravel, sidewalk, or even gummed up roads. Some cyclists prefer mountain bikes, which are stronger and more stable than regular bikes.
The most common type of bicycle is the one with a steel frame and a steel fork. Starley Bicycles manufactures a wide variety of this kind of bicycle, based on various styles, designs and features. The frame of the bicycle can be made from aluminum or from a high-carbon fiberglass. Steel is usually used for the fork.
There are three kinds of wheels that a bicycle can have: the freewheel, the fixed wheel, and the sprocket. The freewheel wheels are normally turned by hand power. The pedals have either a chain or a gear attached to it. The sprocket wheels are attached to the pedals.
The bicycle has been an important mode of transportation since ancient times, dating back to the earliest of days. Today, it is an option for anyone who wants to take a trip or just ride around town. Although it can accommodate two people easily, it’s not very comfortable for those who want to take it riding on mountain bikes. There are various models of bicycle available for sale in the market today, depending on the model, design and type of wheels used. Some of the popular models are the E-Bike, E-Tour, Tourist, Schwinn Airdyne, Zero Motor Bikes, BMX Bike.
Another great way to burn fat and lose weight is to do bicycle crunches. To perform the bicycle crunch, stand on one leg and rest your elbow on the bent knee of the same leg, with your arms hanging down by your sides. Press your body against the leg with your toes and buttocks as if you are doing a bicycle crunch. Slowly lower yourself down, while applying pressure from the top of the thigh and into the hamstring.
This cycling exercise is also known as the bicycle kick. This exercise has many variations, depending on how you perform it. Most people perform it by bending the knees and slightly twisting the ankles, and holding the bicycle firm with both hands. Then, with your feet firmly planted on the ground, slowly press the bicycle into the floor until you can feel the bike sink into the dirt. Slowly and with control, push the bicycle back into position, and while in the up position, kick the legs forward so that you can pedal the bicycle again.