Biking and Fat Loss: Is It Good For Toning the Thighs?
Riding an exercise bike or cycling throughout your neighborhood works your thighs, so it would seem reasonable that it's able to reduce the fat around your thighs.
But, unfortunately, that's not how it all works. Riding a bike can help you lose overall weight and tone your thighs in the process, but it's not targeting the fat in the area alone.
Reducing Thigh Fat
Is biking good for thigh fat? Using an exercise bike won't help you reduce your thigh fat; that's because you simply can't lose fat by targeting a specific area of your body; you must do so in a more comprehensive manner.
Therefore, doing leg-focused exercises isn't our optimal choice. Instead, doing cardiovascular activities—any activity you can do where your heart rate increases significantly—can help burn calories.
The number of calories you burn with an exercise bike depends on your workout's intensity and duration.
The overall amount of energy burned can be measured by calories, which is generally approximated on most stationary bikes.
If you weigh 130 pounds, an hour of light cycling at an intensity of 50 watts will burn around 120 calories, but at a weight of 200 pounds, it will burn about 180 calories.
If you end up burning more calories than what you consume, your body will burn fat as a source of energy.
You need to burn around 3500 calories more than you consume to lose a pound of fat per week.
Therefore, coupling regular exercise with a diet that allows you to enter a caloric deficit will help burn off the fat surrounding your thighs.
Toning Your Thighs
While riding an exercise bike will not directly reduce fat on your thighs, it will help you tone your thigh muscles. Since cycling is a leg-focused exercise, it will help form stronger and toned legs.
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