What is Stationary Bicycle?

Category: Exercises

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Generic name: Cycling/Bicycle Riding

An exercise bicycle or bike, or stationary bicycle, is a device with saddle, pedals, and some form of handlebars arranged as on a bicycle, but used as exercise equipment rather than transportation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 22 15
Stiffness/spasticity 12 2
Improve flexibility/strength 4 11
Fibromyalgia 2 0
Poor stamina 2 0
Weight loss 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 8
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Stationary Bicycle

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Flare-ups 1
Muscle soreness 1
Soreness 1
Tiredness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Stationary Bicycle

Dosage Patients
30 min daily 3
60 min weekly 2
daily 2
10 min daily 1
25 min daily 1
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Stationary Bicycle

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
I didn't have enough time 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped doing Stationary Bicycle

Duration

Currently doing Stationary Bicycle

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 3

Stopped doing Stationary Bicycle

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 8
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 16
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6 patient evaluations for Stationary Bicycle

Jul 11, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for slowness in initiation of movement)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle soreness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I originally started using the stationary bike as an adjunct to my running. I could work out hard without getting the pounding of running. As my walking and running declined due to Parkinson's, I increased my use of the stationary bike (and elliptical). Because I used the bike so much, I never got to the point of only being able to do 40 or 50 revolutions per minute (rpm) typical of Parkinson's patients. When I read about forced cycling (https://www.patientslikeme.com/forum/pd/topics/143831?post_id=2309943#post-2309943) I was able to go up to 80 rpm, and higher, fairly easily. I usually do a three or four 10-minute sessions weekly, at slightly over 100 rpm. I also might do one 20 or 30 minute session (also 100 rpm) once per week.If, at the end of my workout, my legs are really stiff, I find that doing two to four 30-second sessions, at resistance one, as fast as I can go (about 120 rpm), with a couple of minutes rest between sessions, makes my legs feel a lot better. I might do this last thing three days a week, at the very end of my workout.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jan 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for exercise)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for exercise)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

May 25, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for exercise)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

May 10, 2010 (Started Jan 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for exercise)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 6 min Daily

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Jan 30, 2010 (Started Nov 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Daily

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