There’s nothing wrong with that. That’s just called efficiency.
Especially if you consider that we live in a society that is moving fast and time is not a luxury that we can easily waste.
So, if you want to know the answer to the question below, hold on to your bicycle and be ready for a ride
Is Cycling For 45 Minutes Good For Weight Loss?
I’ll be honest with you, but the answer will surprise you…
It’s because the answer is a yes or a no.
To be effective at weight loss, you will need to have a calorie deficit. So, if you are cycling for 45 minutes a day with high-intensity, but you are eating so much that you still produce a positive calorie at the end of the day, then the obvious answer is a NO.
If you are cycling at a leisurely pace around your neighborhood for 45 minutes, then you probably burn around 300 calories. At that rate, that usually doesn’t help with your weight loss goals. Now, let’s make the answer to that question a big yes.
How To Make Cycling For 45 Minutes Work For You
The name of the game in this context is intensity. Since you already have a set amount of time, you will have to increase your intensity to make the most of it.
In fact, 45 minutes of cardio exercise is usually enough for most people. The secret formula here is to simply up your intensity.
Your goal here is to reach 65% – 75% of your maximum heart rate, and that’s the minimum. How do you reach those level wth your bike?
Your best bet is to choose a route that has natural uphills and downhills at regular intervals. This will ensure that your heart rate goes up as you go uphill and gives you room to relax during downhills.
If your route options are limited, then you can do intervals. This means have a regular interval of relaxed pacing and high-intensity pacing. This should increase your heart rate near your maximum heart rate and make it stay there as long as possible.
Remember, also watch your diet ensure you are having a calorie deficit. Even if you are doing high-intensity rides, and you are eating too much (producing no calorie deficit), you will never reach your weight loss goals.