The short answer: Yes, it does.
Here’s how it can be done.
Your present weight, the intensity of how you perform your exercises, plus the length of the sessions you allocate to your exercises are the factors that will determine the weight loss you can achieve using the exercise bike.
Statistics show that overweight persons burn up their body’s calories faster on the exercise bike. Those who will work out longer and with more intensity will burn more calories.
A 160-pound person burns up to 292 calories in one hour of biking, doing it at a leisurely speed of 10 miles per hour. When the same workout (one hour at 10mph speed) is done by a 240-pound individual, he will burn 436 calories.
A 154-pound person (lighter than the one in the example) can burn up to 590 calories if he uses the exercise bike for an hour and biking at 10mph, he can lose up to 10 ponds in a year.
This is twice the number used by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that declared that losing 250 pounds of calories daily can make a person lose 10 pounds of body weight in a year.
If you can ride the exercise bike, do your routine, and keeping a normal diet while skipping indulgences, you will lose 10 pounds per year. As per studies, gradually losing weight makes a person keep the habit better.
First on the list is light bicycling. Your cycling is considered light if your heart beat is around 35% to 54% of its highest heart rate (220 heart beats per minute, minus your age).
If you are 130 pounds, light bicycling burns 325 calories/hour. At 155 pounds weight, you will burn 387 calories per hour. At 190 pounds, you lose 474 calories an hour.
Burning 3,500 calories can take off one pound of your weight.
If your heart beats at 55% to 69% of its highest heart beat rate (220 heart beats per minute minus your age), the bicycling exercise you are doing is regarded as moderate.
Moderate cycling burns 413 calories per hour on a 130-pounder person. A person who is 155 pounds heavy burns 493 calories in an hour, while a 190-pound individual burns 604 calories at the same time frame.
You are vigorous bicycling if your heart is beating at 70% to 89% of the highest heart rate (220 beats per minute, with your age subtracted).
To a 130-pound person, the calories burned is 620, while a person weighing 155 pounds burns up 739 calories. A person weighing 190 pounds burns up a hefty 906 calories at the same time period.
Things to remember
If you are younger than 50, your heart rate should not go over 140 heartbeats a minute for 3 weeks going into your exercise. After that, it should not go over 150.
If you are 50 years plus, the heart rate should not exceed 100 in the first 3 weeks. In the next 5 weeks, it should be lower than 110. It should not go over 130. (Pedal your exercise bike slower if your heart rate is high.)
Without cheating on food and others, you will lose weight.