What is my problem! v. stationarybike

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  1. Socrates

    Socrates New Member

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    Am I the only person who can't pump up my heartrate and get exausted on a stationary bike?

    If I try to go faster, my legs usually get tired before I feel like i've had a workout. Not enough leg muscle? Any help?
     
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    Sandlapper Nothing is Finer, than Carolina!

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    Increase resistance? :dunno: Those bike classes are supposed to be great to.
     
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    I used to be like that -- try bikes which allow you to move your arms.
     
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    I can't do it either.

    Now elliptical, recumbant bike I can take for 30 minutes.

    I'm going to start working on the stair stepper. I can only do that for five minutes before my upper thighs start burning. I'm going to do it for five minutes for each workout until the burn subsides and then move it to six and so on until I hit at least 10 minutes.

    I'm concentrating on aerobic right now until my shoulder recovers.
    5 min. stair stepper.
    abs and back extensions
    30 min elliptical
    20 min. treadmill.
     
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    Increase the resistance. If your legs are giving out before you get tired, bite your lip and push yourself. Start working out your legs.
     
  6. Hpower

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    I find it harder to get my heart rate up compared to running. I have to turn the resistance up so much it feels like a leg workout.
     
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