When you think of a bike, you usually think of a good leg workout, right? After all, you have to power the bike with your legs. But what if there was a bike that would instead workout your arms at the same time? Now you can with the Varibike that features arm cranks. Yup, you can actually power the bike using only your arms. But that’s not all since the bike also lets you use your legs or both if you wanted to.
While it was made to push your cycling to the limits, it was also created to be fun. Sterring is easier since you lean the Varibike into the curve to steer it and as you do so, the bike will go safely and accurately in the direction you have indicated with your body movement. With the Varibike, you get a more intense workout since you’re not only working out your legs and it lets you go faster and tackle uphill climbs easier. If you choose to use both your arms and legs to power the Varibike, know that you’re probably going to be extremely sore the next day. Using both limbs strengthens your muscles and skeleton and actually lubricates your joints. You can opt for an outdoor option or an indoor one if you want a stationary bike.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.