Anyone use a Recumbant Trike for exercise ?
I'm looking into it, as walking causes a pain in my hips that I describe as "Locking up" followed by spasm like pain in my lower back.
On the recumbant trike, your in a almost 0 gravity position, and pedaling for muscular, cardio excercise. Hoping it will work for me ! If so I'll let everyone know !
Me again !
I was able to Lease a Trike from a local Veterans Group based in Charlotte NC called Honor the Warriors, for $1/Year !
I've got to tell you all this is the best, most fun exercise I've been able to take part in in years ! Little to no pain, other than from lack of use of muscles.
Recumbent Trikes is very low impact, but provide great Cardio, and muscular workout for legs, hips, core, even shoulders as my shoulders are the only area where I had any soreness.
I just completed my longest ride Sunday, 13.2 miles, 1:41 hrs moving time.
Recumbent Trikes aren't cheap, but you can find them pre-owned for much less than New prices.
If your a Veteran you may be able to obtain a Trike through the VA. See your Primary Care Dr. for evaluation by Physical Therapy. I am leasing my trike to be able to log miles/hrs to meet requirements for the VA assistance.
I Recommend Trident Trikes in Lincolnton, NC as they are one of the most economical trikes on the market. You can call them, and set up a time to go and try out several different models right on a Rail Trail that runs behind the Shop.
In Oct in Dayton, Oh Cycle - Con is scheduled where you will be able to see, and try out, almost every make and model of Trike Made ! I'm hoping to go !
Cat Trikes, and Ice Trikes, along with Trident, and Greenspeed, Terra Trikes are popular brands.
Check it out ! I can't walk a 1/4 mile, but was able to trike 13+ miles ! I can already tell I have better balance, oh yea, I've lost 6 lbs in 3 1/2 weeks of triking !
I love mine. No stress on joints and comfortable for the back - I throw a gel cushion on it for extra comfort.
Hip hop hooray!!! So happy for you!!! 🤗