Losing and maintaining weight and staying fit is a lifelong goal that requires dedication and patience to achieve and maintain. Although the key to achieving this goal is relatively simple; that is, adequate exercise and a well-balanced diet, as you know, “simple” does not necessarily mean “easy.” Furthermore, his real challenge lies in his ability to maintain his newly acquired and hard-earned fitness. This is most easily achieved by more toning your muscles and of course by staying lean.
Fortunately, with the arrival of the Trikke incline vehicle, gaining and maintaining healthy shape has never been easier or more exciting. If you love getting out and enjoying the great outdoors, and you haven’t experienced the Trikke scooter yet, you’re in for a treat!
As a human-powered vehicle, your Trikke HPV requires continuous movement of your body to launch 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 out of shape 20+ year olds 🙂
After your initial lesson in getting comfortable on your new Trikke, you can begin an outdoor adventure program that doubles as an exercise and weight loss regimen by following these five easy steps:
1. Boost your Trikke scooter and start your training. You can also push and pull the handlebars to generate a jogging motion. To maintain momentum, you will continuously lean and push the handlebars to the right and then to the left. For beginners, propelling the Trikke can take time and practice. Regardless of whether you can propel your Trikke scooter on your first try or after several tries, 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 my friend!
2. Start cruising your Trikke scooter and tone your core muscles. You need to twist your upper body into a series of “S” turns while slightly leaning your weight to the inside of the turn to start cruising. 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, burn fat to lose weight. You will learn to regulate your speed while riding your Trikke using different muscle groups.
To achieve maximum speed, you need to start moving your upper and lower body in sync by applying a little weight or kicking out your right foot when turning left and vice versa upon reaching what many Trikke riders refer to as the “sweet spot.”
In order to gain speed, more muscles need to be contracted, therefore more energy will be required, 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 will burn approximately 500 Kcal per hour. Cruising at a faster speed of 17.5 km/h will burn up to 700 kcal per hour. And when you hit top speed, you’ll end up burning over 1,000 kcal per hour.
This is an effective, not to mention fun, way to achieve weight loss while enjoying the exhilaration of speeding your Trikke around your neighborhood or taking your Trikke on vacation to better see the local sites.
4. Like anything, the more you ride your Trikke, the better you get at it. As they say “Practicing Trikke-ing makes perfect Trikke-ing”. (Just kidding, :-0 “they” don’t actually say that.) As you continue to 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 riding. If you want to work specific muscle groups, you can always increase or decrease your body torque while accelerating on your Trikke.
Additionally, changing the height of your Trikke’s handlebars will also help to work different muscle groups. Raising the Trikke handlebars will result in a greater lower body workout. The higher you raise the handlebars, the easier it will be to rock left and right on the front wheel. This will make your lower body work more on momentum.
On the other hand, the lower the handlebars are on your Trikke, the more you will have to bend and tuck your arms into the handlebars. This will give your upper body more of a workout.
5. Trikke uphill and improve your cardiopulmonary training. One of the hardest things to accomplish in Trikke-ing is propelling your Trikke scooter up 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 your Trikke scooter’s forward motion, more power means more contracted muscles. This, in turn, requires increased blood flow to the working muscles, faster heart contraction to pump blood, and faster breathing to get oxygen to the working muscles – a true cardiopulmonary workout in every sense.
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 fit body, and improve your general well-being. All while having loads of fun!