The Right Way to Pedal a MagneTrainer
Notice 3 differences between the pictures below and the pictures above.
You don’t start pedaling until the pedal arm reaches the 1 o’clock position.
You pedal downwards, not forwards.
Your toes point forward, not upward.
Note, you can pedal downward even when sitting on a low chair or a couch. When you sit in a lower chair, you tend to work both your quads and your hamstrings.
The Wrong Way to Pedal a MagneTrainer
You can’t pedal a mini exercise bike the same way that you do a recumbent bike. When using a recumbent bike you push the pedals forward. See the pictures below. If you do this with a mini exercise bike, it will slide or tilt forward. The white arrows show the direction you typically pedal when using a recumbent bike.