Cardio Workouts

Stationary Biking For Endurance *


Want to bike longer?
The workout time will vary depending on the level you choose, but keep in mind that this is a general program and may need to be adjusted depending on your fitness level. Use Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) as your guide (see below) and adjust speed or distance as necessary.

*As the program gets easier, slowly increase your time at the 5-7 RPE level. This will build endurance.

**This program assumes the levels on your machine go from 1-20. If this is not the case, adjust based on comfort level.

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RPE Time
(min)
Beginner Program
(level)**
Intermediate Program
(level)

Advanced Program
(level)
Instructions & Tips
3.5 (warm up) 5 L1 L3 L5 Set resistance at a comfortable level.
5 5 L3 L5 L7 Set resistance at a medium level, working somewhat hard.
6.5 3 L6-L4 L8-L6 L10-L8 Raise level three increments, decreasing one level every minute. You should almost be working hard at this point.
5 3 L3 L5 L7 Set resistance at a medium level, working somewhat hard.
7 3 L7-L5 L9-L7 L11-L9 Raise level four increments, decreasing one level every minute. You should be sweating and breathing hard (but not exhausted) at this point.
5 5 L3 L5 L7 Set resistance at a medium level, working somewhat hard.
    Proceed to cool down Repeat series once (excluding warm up), then proceed to cool down Repeat series twice (excluding warm up), then proceed to cool down  
3.5 (cool down) 5 L1 L3 L5 Set resistance at a comfortable level. Breathing and heart rate should return to normal.

TOTAL TIME
(including warm up and cool down)

  29 Minutes 48 Minutes 67 MInutes  


R.P.E. Scale - Rate of Perceived Exertion
1-10 Scale that rates how you are feeling (both physically & mentally) as it relates to exercise fatigue. 1) Rest
2) Very Light
3) Light
4) Fairly Light
5) Somewhat Hard
6) Hard
7) Hard (heavy)
8) Hard (heavy plus)
8.5) Very Hard
9) Very Hard Plus
9.5) Extremely Hard
10) Maximum Exertion


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