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Is biking for 30 minutes the same as running for 30 minutes? I was given a summe

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    winchesposted 7 years ago

    Is biking for 30 minutes the same as running for 30 minutes?
    I was given a summer workout...

    schedule for soccer next fall and i was wondering if instead of running 30-40 minutes a day, if I could substitute that for a bike ride? How long should I ride the bike to get the same results as running for 30 minutes?

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    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    hi winches, I would say that running gives you the better work out, but if you vary your cycing up hill and down for say 50 minutes -1 hour i would say cycling is likely to be better for you. What ever you try vary your pace as this maximises your stamina and improves your cardiovascular and breathing. Good luck

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    woolman60posted 7 years ago

    Bicycling - stationary or outdoors is a great cardio exercises, depending on resistance and speed can burn 250 to 500 calories in 30 minutes.
    Running - Running is an excellent cardio exercises because all you need is a pair of quality running shoes. Running burns serious calories. A 145 LB person can easily burn 300 calories in 30 minutes.

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    Susan Lashposted 7 years ago

    The answer is in the intensity.  If you have a comparable heart rate biking that you have running, then the efforts are comparable.

 
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