In this week's Made Fit TV episode, I show you how to set up your bike to get the maximum results from your ride. I also show you some creative workouts to do on the bike to keep you from getting bored.
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Hello! Welcome to MadeFitTV. I am Jennifer DiDonato and this is episode number 81. Thanks you so much for letting us have that be possible. MadeFitTV TV is everyone's source for health and fitness information and entertainment and it's where fit bodies don't just happen, they are made. You can make with the help of me to do it. So welcome. Thank you so much for coming to join us. Thank you for all the You streamers who are watching us every Saturday at noon, Eastern Standard Times, we stream live. I answer all your question live. So you don't to wait for me to email you back at jenny@madefittv.com, but if you want to, go right ahead. We might see a cat roaming around here, later. So today's workout is great. It is called the Creative Cycle, no. Let me say The Really, Really Good Cycle Workout. That's what we agreed on, because this one is really, really good, I am telling you. Alright, we are going to cover a few things today. I am going to show you how to get started if you are beginner on a cycle workout. Then, I am going to show some things that you can do make it creative. Then we are going to show you a workout that you can upload on MadeFitTV.com. Then we are going to read a really great email from one of a dear fan of mine. You all are very dear to me and she just had a really heartfelt email. So let's get started. The first thing that you want to do when you get on a bike, and he is going to join us, this is Biazio. He is just chilling. There he goes, there he goes, okay. Let's focus. Okay, so let's get started. You want to adjust your bike based on the seat. You want it to be adjusted front and back, up and down. You also want to make sure your foot is on the pedal correctly and your leg is extended correctly. Because if it's not based on your body type and based on how you are sitting on the bike you could injure yourself. Because cycling is known to be easier on the joint, but it could do the opposite if you are not adjusted correctly. So what I want you to do is first thing is make sure that your seat is up far enough, so when you place your foots on the pedal. The ball of your foot is going to be on the pedal. You want to make sure that your knee is right over your foot. That's how you know. So if your foot is further in front of your knee when it's directly down, you want to adjust your seat forward until it matches up. The next thing you want to make sure is that when your foot is extended that your leg is extended with a slight bent, so you don't want to lock it. See, I have a slight bent in there. You want it to be a little bit loose. You want it to be too bent; because if it is, that's when it might cause you some tendon issues and it might cause you some pain with the leg. Then you also want to make sure as well. If that's too straight, go ahead and lower the seat. If it's too bent, you want to increase the height. Then noticing too is just making sure that the seat is horizontally, you want to keep it horizontal. Some women prefer to be slanted little bit forward. Some men like might like it higher. It all depends, just make that it's not affecting in a negative way the way your feet are rotating. So now we are going to get started. We are going to warm up. Here is a really cool creative thing that I think you guys will really benefit from. What I want you to do is you want to vary it; not just by speed, but also by resistance. Now if your bike does not have these different resistance workouts like this one does. It's a spin bike. You can crank it up and adjust the resistance or you can keep it where it is and you can try these little tips. You can do pushing and pulling with the pedal. What I mean by that is you are going to want to hold down the handles, of course. Just when I am talking my handles are off the handles. What you want to do is you push down. You want to be dominant on the right leg. Check it out. Dominant on the right leg, you want to push the ball of your foot down as hard as you can. Do t

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