Is biking as beneficial as running for cardio?

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6 Posts
Aug 28, 2014 3:13am
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But just say you bike 4 to 6 times a week 45 mins- 1 hour each day, what do you guys think?
168 Posts
Aug 28, 2014 4:03am
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But of course. Running, walking, and bicycling each workout different muscle groups therefore each one is as important as the other.

Main goal is to be active. Sweat and put some effort into what you do.

144 Posts
Aug 28, 2014 4:57am
Sure but like any workout it depends. An hour of flat riding at the beach going moderate pace is one thing, hard road riding or mountain biking climbs for an hour is a whole other level. If you are going hard and working it, it certainly is just a good for cardio.
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Aug 28, 2014 5:21am
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Whichever one you actually enjoy enough to do is the most beneficial, of course.

Biking is less stressful on the joints, I  think.

It's all in how you apply yourself and how hard you do it.

Either way, studies have found that doing multiple short intense sprints between intervals of lower intensity restful activity can be more beneficial than long stretches of consistent activity. Look up "high intensity interval training" for more info

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Aug 28, 2014 5:22am
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bike is one of the best cardio work outs for abs as you are lifting your knees much higher than running and activating your hip flexus and lower rectus abdominus train bike in a HIT style cardio and its great for ab programs or cutting.