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Man exercising on a Precor RBK 865 recumbent bike in his home gym

The Benefits of a Precor Recumbent Bike

The recumbent bike seems to be the unsung hero of the gym. While ellipticals, treadmills, and even upright stationary bikes tend to get the most attention in the cardio section, the Precor recumbent bike is a reliable asset to all exercisers, regardless of their fitness abilities. As you consider purchasing equipment for your home gym, you won’t go wrong by taking a closer look at adding a Precor recumbent bike to your fitness space.

Female exercising on her Precor RBK 865 recumbent bike at home while a man stretches on the floor

Low-Impact Workouts with Ergonomic Design

Exercising on a recumbent bike has a lot of benefits. If you’re looking for a low-impact workout, this piece of equipment is an excellent choice because it helps evenly disperse your body weight while also incorporating an ergonomic design that creates a comfortable experience.

If you’ve spent any time on an upright stationary bike, you may have noticed certain body part on your bottom felt sore after a short amount of time. On those bikes, your entire upper body weight is leaning heavily on your sit bones. However, the Precor recumbent bike, with its specially designed air flex seat, ensures your body weight is evenly distributed throughout your lower back and pelvis.

With its slightly reclined position, ergonomic design, and adjustable seat, you’ll find that the Precor recumbent bike can help you ride longer—and more comfortably—than an upright bike. You’ll also notice that you work different muscle groups in the seated position. While an upright stationary bike works the frontal quads and glutes, your workout on a recumbent bike helps work more of your core and your hamstrings.

Close-up of the air-flex seat on a Precor RBK recumbent bike

Your Recovery Partner

If you or a family member are recovering from a recent injury or your mature body is getting finicky with the activities you choose, a recumbent bike would be a great option for your home gym. Comfortable for people of all sizes and shapes, the recumbent bike is a non-threatening way to ease into activity.

With its ergonomic design and ability to disperse weight throughout your lower back and pelvis area, this bike puts less pressure on your lower back than an upright stationary bike. If you’d like to stay active while recovering from a back injury or if you suffer from chronic lower extremity pain, the recumbent bike can help keep your legs moving with an easy, fluid motion. Always talk to your doctor before beginning a fitness program.

If you’re suffering from a recent or persistent knee injury, the Precor recumbent bike also offers a biomechanically designed pedal that allows you to pedal more efficiency with less pressure on your joints, ligaments, and tendons. With K.O.P.S. (Knee Over Pedal Spindle) geometry, you’ll get a smooth pedaling experience while also reducing the sheer force on your knees.

Realizing that exercisers who use the recumbent bikes may have less mobility than other exercisers, Precor designed its bike with a step-through design. With a step-up height of just four (4) inches, mature adults, people with disabilities, and active adults alike will find the bike just as easy to get on as sitting in a chair.

The Precor series of recumbent stationary bikes have a lot to offer. With easy-to-use consoles, including the Precor RBK 865 Recumbent Bike that is built with a premium touchscreen that connects to NetFlix®, Hulu®, ESPN Now®, Spotify®, and more, our bikes offer quality workout experiences, regardless of your mobility, size, shape, and age. Adding a recumbent bike to your in-home gym would be a great asset to your fitness journey.Precor RBK 835 Recumbent Bike with P31 console

To test a Precor recumbent bike for yourself, visit an authorized Precor dealer. Our fitness experts will be able to answer all your questions about what piece of equipment is best for your needs.