Trikke to lose weight and stay in shape: 5 quick tips to get you moving while losing weight and having fun
Losing and maintaining weight and staying in shape is a lifelong goal that requires dedication and patience to achieve and maintain it. Although the key to achieving this goal is relatively simple; that is, proper exercise and a well-balanced diet, as you know, “simple” does not necessarily mean “easy.” Plus, your real challenge lies in your ability to maintain your newly acquired and hard-earned fitness. This is most easily accomplished with increased muscle toning, while of course staying lean.
Fortunately, with the advent of the Trikke incline vehicle, obtaining and maintaining a healthy shape has never been easier or more exciting. If you love to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, and you haven’t experienced the Trikke scooter yet, a treat awaits!
As a human-powered vehicle, your Trikke HPV requires continuous movement of your body to launch it and keep it going. The Trikke is actually easier to learn than mastering a bike, which is a really good thing for some of us who are out of shape when we are in our 20s 🙂
After your initial lesson in getting comfortable with your new Trikke, you can begin an outdoor adventure program that also serves as a weight loss and fitness regimen by following these five easy steps:
1. Boost your Trikke scooter and start your training. Alternatively, push and pull on the handlebar to generate a slow forward motion. To maintain momentum, you will lean and continually push the handlebars to the right and then to the left. For beginners, powering the Trikke can take time and practice. Regardless of whether you can propel your Trikke scooter on your first attempt or after multiple attempts, the continuous arm thrusts required to move your Trikke forward give your arm and shoulder muscles a great workout. But the benefits aren’t just limited to your arms and shoulders … read on, buddy!
2. Get started on your Trikke scooter and tone your core muscles. You should rotate your upper body in a series of “S” turns while leaning your weight slightly into the turn to begin sailing. This will cause a continuous and rhythmic contraction of the core muscles, that is, the abdominal, back and hip muscles. Over time, with regular Trikke training, these muscles will appear well defined and toned.
3. Speed up your Trikke, burning fat to lose weight. You will learn to regulate your speed while riding your Trikke using different muscle groups.
To achieve maximum speed, you should start moving your upper and lower body synchronously by applying a little weight or kick with your right foot when turning left and vice versa when you reach what many Trikke riders call the “point optimum”.
To gain speed, you need to contract more muscles, so more energy will be needed, which will cause fat to be burned to supply the necessary energy. In fact, studies have estimated that riding the Trikke at a speed of 15 km / h burns approximately 500 Kcal per hour. Sailing at a faster speed of 17.5 km / h will burn up to 700 kcal per hour. And when you reach the maximum speed, you will end up burning more than 1000 kcal per hour.
This is an effective, not to mention fun, way to achieve weight loss while enjoying the thrill of speeding up your Trikke in your neighborhood or taking your Trikke on vacation to better see the local sites.
4. Like everything else, the more you drive your Trikke, the better it will do. As they say, “Practicing Trikke-ing makes Trikke-ing perfect.” (Just kidding: -0 “they” don’t really say that). As you continue to practice Trikke, you will learn to tone specific parts of your body. As you master your Trikke, you will learn to control the degree of movement of your body while sailing. If you want to target specific muscle groups, you can always increase or decrease your body’s torque as you accelerate with your Trikke.
Additionally, changing the height of the handlebar on your Trikke will also help target different muscle groups. Raising the Trikke handlebar will result in more lower body training. The higher you raise the handlebar, the easier it will be to swing the front wheel right and left. This will make your lower body work harder on the thrust.
On the other hand, the lower the handlebars on your Trikke are set, the more you will have to bend and push your arms towards the handlebar. This will give your upper body more exercise.
5. Trikke uphill and improve your cardiopulmonary training. One of the hardest things to accomplish in Trikke-ing is propelling your Trikke scooter down a steep incline. Only advanced riders can master this due to its level of difficulty. Driving against gravity will require more power, and the higher the hill you have to climb, the more difficult your progress will be. Since muscle contraction through coordinated body movements is the driving force behind the forward motion of your Trikke scooter, more power translates to more muscle contraction. This, in turn, requires more blood flow to the working muscles, a faster heart contraction to propel the blood, and faster breathing to get oxygen for the working muscles – a true cardiopulmonary exercise in every way.
Starting your Trikke training program will improve your muscular strength and endurance, strengthen your heart and respiratory muscles, improve your circulation, help reduce your weight and give you a fitter body, and improve your overall well-being. All while having a lot of fun!