What Are The Benefits of a Spin Bike?

Benefits of a Spin Bike

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All exercise bikes provide a similar cardio workout. But the intensity and features you need determine the best type of exercise bike. In this article, we’ll go through six of the advantages to buying an indoor spin bike. Note: The benefits below are common to most spin bikes, but not all. It’s important to check … Read more

What is a Manual Treadmill…And Should You Buy One?

What is a manual treadmill?

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There are two categories of treadmill: manual and motorised. Running machines in gyms are nearly always motorised. They have built-in workout programs, adjustable incline settings and complex digital control panels. Motorised treadmills also tend to be sturdy and designed for serious running. Many people are attracted by the low prices of manual treadmills though – … Read more

7 Safety Tips for Working Out in a Home Gym

Learn to lift safely in the gym

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There are many advantages to working out in a home or garage gym. It’s cheaper (in the long run), you never need to wait for sweaty equipment, and there’s no wasted travel time, to name a few. It’s not all good news though. Perhaps the biggest drawback of a home gym is that you’re (usually) working … Read more

LISS Training on an Exercise Bike: Everything You Need to Know

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If you spend time on weight loss and fitness blogs, you’ve probably heard of Low-Intensity Steady State (LISS) cardio. But exactly is LISS? And does it have any benefits over other types of training? Let’s find out. We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of high-intensity interval training at TheHomeGym.co.uk. But it’s not the only way … Read more

Why Just 15 Minutes on an Exercise Bike Can Improve Your Running

Research has found that HIIT on an exercise bike can improve running speed

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Research has shown that short HIIT workouts on an exercise bike could improve your running performance. Keep reading to find out how it works… We recently talked about the benefits of HIIT workouts on an exercise bike – but a study has shown there’s an advantage we didn’t mention: improved running speed. So if you’re the type … Read more

5 Reasons to Swap Running for a Cross Trainer

Cross Trainer Vs. Running - Which is best?

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Are you thinking of starting a new home exercise program but aren’t sure whether a cross trainer is the right choice? Or do you often struggle to decide which cardio machine to use in a gym? Help is at hand! The cross trainer causes more debate than almost any other type of exercise equipment. Some people … Read more

Rowing Machines: How to Burn More Calories in Less Time

How to Burn Calories on a Rowing Machine

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Let’s face it – rowing machines aren’t always the most exciting cardio activity! While some people prefer the full-body nature of a rower, others find it tedious compared to indoor biking or sprinting. That doesn’t mean you should ignore the humble rowing machine though. As we mentioned in our article on the best rowing machines, … Read more

How to do a HIIT Workout on an Exercise Bike

A man doing HIIT on an exercise bike

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We often mention high-intensity interval training in our exercise bike reviews, as it’s a popular form of cardio workout for fat loss. But what are the benefits of a HIIT workout? And how do you use this type of exercise on a stationary bike? Keep reading to find out. HIIT has become increasingly popular over the … Read more

How to Supercharge Your Cross Trainer Workouts

How to supercharge your cross trainer workouts

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Cross trainers provide a great way to get in shape. They are low-impact and provide a full-body workout – not to mention being safer than treadmills. But what most people don’t realise is how versatile cross trainers can be. In this article, we’ll show you how to supercharge your cross trainer workouts for faster results. Working … Read more

7 Benefits of Cross Trainer Workouts

Using a cross trainer has a number of advantages

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The cross trainer, or elliptical machine as it’s sometimes known, is one of the best pieces of home cardio equipment. In this article, we’ll go through seven of the main benefits of using a cross trainer over other types of equipment. While we briefly touched on most of these advantages on our best cross trainer … Read more