Swap Walking for Biking to Lose Weight
Are you working hard to keep your weight down and feel like you have stalled? It stalled like your former buddy’s old 1995 Camaro SS piece of crap. Swap walking for biking to lose weight and improve your weight loss goals.
Cycling burns more energy and calories.
One of the main reasons is that cycling would burn more energy and calories since various hills headwinds. In addition, you will generally run a much higher metabolic rate pushing through those challenges. The best would be to mix up your activities. It keeps those pesky fat cells guessing and the body using that fuel to power the engine (muscles).
40 minutes of walking = 12 minutes of hard cycling
Generally, you can compare about 40 minutes of walking to 12 minutes of hard cycling. In absolute terms, walking can burn calories, but it will take much longer.
Stationary bike vs. real bike
Does it make a difference if I ride a stationary bike vs. riding a real bike outside? It depends… If you’re pushing the exercise bike at 100rpm for 20, 30, 60+ minutes on level 15, you will burn calories. On the other hand, if you pedal your street/mountain bike up a mountain? It would be best if you burned more calories depending on how hard you push.
If you can maintain a higher heart rate, either exercise will do. But it’s much harder to do than walking, so cycling in Vancouver’s bike lanes would also be a muscle toning workout.
While cycling, you also get to see so much more. It is because you’re able to cover much more ground and maybe get to that secret hideaway without driving your car.
Suppose you’re a beginner at working out or don’t have a bike. Try starting on a stationary bike.
Bikes are like gateway drugs.
Bikes are like gateway drugs when you own a bike.
N+1=NB is the correct amount of bikes to have. (Your current number of bikes owned) + 1 = The correct amount of bikes to have.
… Just one more, and that’s it… “I promise.”
Try a spin exercise class.
You could also try a spin exercise class. There are many fabulous spin fitness clubs in Vancouver. Try to avoid those that use gimmicky moves. For example, push-ups on the bike, doing different arm swings, jumping up and down, or dancing in the seat. You’re still on a bike, and would you do that while riding down the street? Hell NO !! LOL And hey, Gawd damn it wears your helmets don’t hang them on the handlebars. I’m glad that I bought a Troy lee Helmet at Dunbar cycles in Vancouver. It started when a yellow cab in Vancouver turned in front of me. And I couldn’t stop t-boning it.
Ready for biking to lose weight? Count me in!
Want to join me for a bike ride along the sea wall?
“Work hard, get stronger, improve 1 thing every day.” – Tsquared.