Often overlooked at the gym in favor of equipment that requires you to stand, the exercise bike can still offer a powerful caloric burn and a great cardio workout. Intervals on the bike do both while also working to tone your legs. The trick when working out on an exercise bike is to make sure you have the machine set with enough resistance that you will not pedal yourself off the bike but not so much that you aren't able to sprint.
I've been doing interval sprints on the exercise bike. Not only does mixing up the pace challenge my heart and lungs, but interval bike workouts also prevent boredom while pedaling but going nowhere. To see the workout, read more.
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*RPE = Rate of perceived exertion (for explanation click here)