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One-Legged Maneuver on Exercise Bike

Yesterday while ending my “regular” riding on my exerise bike, I tried something different. It seems to work out well, so I thought I’d share it.

Using my leg with the bionic knee, I pedal with just that leg. I’ll start calling it my “one-legged maneuver”. This is when the foot straps come in real handy. Without those, this maneuver would be very difficult (if not impossible).

For an even better workout, I find it works great to go in reverse. 🙂 I consider both of these moves a great workout since I work up quite a sweat.

Note: While doing this one-legged workout on my total knee replacement leg, it sure does help to have arm handles to hold on to. Actually, it’s not just that I’m holding on to them. I squeeze those things so tight, if they were human – they’d be screaming.

Anyways, it’s fun to find new exercises to add to the total knee replacement recuperation process.

I’m pooped.


2 Responses

  1. I find it is easier to go backwards at first too. Seems to give the knee a more passive route the first few times around. Now that you mentioned working the leg using just that one, I am going to have to try that at PT. My home bike does not have straps.
    I ended up back at PT for ultra sound massage and will be doing that for the next two weeks. I does help. The physical therapist also told me to stretch out on each side of the scar with the heel of my hand, holding for as long as i can stand it, until I feel the burn.

  2. your posting is really informative, and that’s really usefull for me, actually I have the related blog like you, I hope you can check on http://www.101exercisebike.blogspot.com, I hope it will be usefull for u.

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