All electric bike riders have heard it before - “riding an ebike is cheating!”.
While some rightly defend themselves, others gladly accept this criticism. Electric bikes still have the same advantages as conventional bikes in increasing heart rate, offering interval training, and burning hundreds of calories each hour.
You might be surprised by how many calories you burn while on an electric adventure.
To test how many calories are burned during an electric bike ride we needed a few devices. Amongst our test components were one Emojo electric bike, an Apple Watch heart rate monitor Watch, and a willing rider. Armed with
a HRM Step-Through on pedal assist 2 on hilly terrain, our rider tracked their activity for 45 minutes to calculate calories burned. At the end of the ride a total of 498 calories were burned with an average heart rate of 106 beats per minute. Those looking to add some physical activity to their routine might find these statistics encouraging.
According to a fitness Trainer the average person should burn 400-500 calories per workout five times a week in order to improve their health and lose weight. Since many electric bike riders ride casually, they can be shedding pounds and
improving their health without even being aware of it!
Comparatively, someone with similar statistics to our rider could burn an equivalent amount of calories from more traditional exercises. 30 minutes of running at a 9mph pace could burn 488 calories according to Livestrong.org while 30 minutes of weight training would burn around 400 calories according to cornell.edu. Less intense physical activity such as 45 minutes of tennis or hiking results in a calorie loss of 350 according
to cornell.edu. We can see that an e-bike workout is not taking the easy road based on the results from our riders 45 minute electric bike ride.
People assume riding an electric bike is cheating because its a much easier way to ride, which is actually why so many are choosing to ride e-bikes. Riders can determine their intensity level on an electric bike. It is a controversial topic among fitness buffs whether intensity or duration of a workout is more beneficial, but experts agree that both types of workouts burn fat and calories. Electric bikes provide a low impact exercise which allows riders to workout for longer periods of time than they would on a traditional bicycle. While a fixed gear bike can burn more calories during a potentially shorter ride, a sustained heart rate can provide similar fitness benefits.
Electric bikes can be easily incorporated into your daily routine to help make mundane tasks a calorie burning adventure. The use of e-bikes makes it easy for people to make a healthy choice when it comes to how they commute or tackle their weekly chores while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You will burn a ton of calories and lose some weight while having
We would greatly appreciate it if you would share your experience using our Emojo Electric Bike while exercising