Originally Posted by soccertese
got on my recumbent bike, 80rpm is as fast as i can go and very difficult to sustain with any resistance. interesting.
Thanks for all the info and research. Hearing even 20 anecdotal bits where people benefit...that is enough for me! So long as those anecdotes can be traced back to research or shared by someone who offers proof through longevity or shows long term benefit.
I don't know that I've ever made it 80-90 RPM on a bike; I've always preferred
running, but with the annoying, unpredictable foot cramping, it is hard to work up a sweat no matter what I'm doing.
So I guess it does not matter whether bike is stationary? I agree with you that is horrible boring, but I see myself being to keep up with a routine more with stationary.
Please keep us posted on how you do. Take it slowly and work your way up to the 80 RPM range. Also curious, are you on meds at this point? I seem to recall I got much more from my exercise when I was in an "on" state.