There is no better exercise method than cycling. Not only do you get to enjoy the sunshine and the fresh air while driving around your local park or a path in the mountains, but you also use muscles that you didn’t even know you had let alone worked out before. It has been very well known for a while now that cycling can provide a number of useful health benefits on top of it just simply being a fun activity to take up as a regular hobby. It can increase blood-flow and strengthen your heart thereby reducing the chances of any cardiovascular disease, it can help you regulate your breathing better and reduce your cholesterol, and it can also help you keep fit and give you a great figure in no time at all.
Aside from the normal means, there are also other ways in which you can use your bicycle in order to do a few exercises that are considered to be less than standard, but can still produce some very surprising and pretty good results. They are all easy to do and require very little additional equipment aside from your bike and your sneakers, well except for the first one I am going to mention.
If you get yourself a bike stationary stand you can easily convert your outdoor bike into an improvised exercise bike if you ever want to workout at home, especially if the weather is not fit for biking. This conversion is done by either simply attaching the bicycle to a bike stationary stand by the back wheel, or by removing the back wheel entirely and again propping it upon the stand. Regardless of what method or type of stand you use the result is your very own home workout machine at a fraction of the price of a real exercise bike.
The next thing you can do is change up the type of cycling you do and go from just riding around your local area to trying a bit of mountain biking and seeing if it suits you. Unlike regular cycling, riding down a mountain trail can be much more exciting and give you a much greater rush of adrenaline. It also helps you develop more muscle mass because of the tough terrain and steep slopes that you have to cover. All and all it is a much more demanding activity and requires quite a bit of skill to do, but you will get the hang of it after a while.
And finally, while this is more of a adjustment to the bike than a workout routine, you can also play around with the gears on your bike and make it a bit harder on yourself in order to get the muscles in your legs pumping a bit harder. There are doubtlessly also other such simple but effective things that you can do on your bike that you never thought of before and all you have to do is get on the bike every once in a while and be open to new ideas.