The Right Way to Pedal a MagneTrainer

Notice 3 differences between the pictures below and the pictures above.

  1. You don’t start pedaling until the pedal arm reaches the 1 o’clock position.

  2. You pedal downwards, not forwards.

  3. 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.

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