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Posted Jul 26, 2013 by Gym Source in Fitness Facts and Tips and tagged cycling, Exercise tips.

Making it Easy to Get Back in the Saddle

Indoor cycling on exercise bikes is great for cardio training and lower body toning, but correctly adjusting the saddle is critical for comfort. And according to the American Council on Exercise, properly adjusting the saddle height ensures a comfortable ride and maximum power for your fitness session.

First, with the pedal at floor level, fully extend your leg so that you don’t have to strain to reach the pedal. Second, establish where the top of your pelvis is – because this is where the level of your cycle saddle should be. Stand next to the bike, alongside the saddle, facing the handlebars, and put your hand closest to the bike against your hip bond. Or, lift your leg until your thigh is parallel to (or in line with) the floor. The top of your pelvis will be at the point where the top of your leg and hip meet. Adjust the saddle so it is level with this point.

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