Earlier sunrises, later sunsets, and warmer temperatures lead many to set out for the single track mountain bike trail, to ride to work, or head out to the bike trail for a nice family ride. Summer is a great time of year to rack up the miles! If you find yourself getting plenty of riding outside, use Excy for upper body cycle workouts on the days that your legs need a rest.

In addition to being a Full-Fledged Exercise Bike in a Tiny Package, Excy also works likes a conventional Upper Body Ergometer (UBE) in which you essentially “pedal” with your hands for an amazing upper-body cardiovascular and strength conditioning workout. You simply adjust the resistance to be an easy or high-intensity workout to build upper-body muscular fitness, boost aerobic capacity, and burn calories. Not only is it more fun compared to other arm workouts, but you can also firm and tone arms and shoulders without ever lifting a weight or stepping into a gym.

The benefits of an upper body cycle have largely gone unknown and are underutilized. However, a study published in the October 2010 issue of the “Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research” found that the arm crank, or bike, was as effective at measuring physical fitness as a bicycling ergometer. Not only was this great news for people who are temporarily or permanently disabled, but it also demonstrated that an upper body rotational exercise can be a fast power workout for the upper body and core, and a great way to retain cardiovascular fitness when our legs can’t be used or need a rest.

Excy offers a wide selection of arm workout configurations such as exercising while kneeling, sitting, or standing that can be done indoors or outdoors. Based on research of other stationary upper body cycles, we believe you’ll burn an estimated 9-13 calories per minute while using Excy as an upper body cycle, but also tone!

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If you live where it’s hot and just find yourself too busy to squeeze in enough riding, don’t let the weather or lack of time interfere with your riding goals! Use Excy as a full body cross trainer with the air conditioning blasting and from the comfort of your own home to squeeze in a cardio and strength training ride.

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