Weightlifting & Exercise/Bike trainer stand


I have read that all cardio exercise is equal, but is it possible that some people respond better to certain types of cardio exercise, even if the length and intensity are the same as other kinds?
I enjoy bike riding, and can keep my belly down in the summer just by a couple hours a week pedalling around.
Even though I eat as much or less in the winter, a treadmil didnt help as much except give me sore knees, and our new elliptical-even after extended periods-does nothing.
Last week I got a bike trainer stand for converting my mountain bike to a stationary bike.
After a week my stomach is noticably flatter. I love it!
What gives? Is it the up and down motion of my short legs or something?
Thanks for your opinion!

Not all cardio exercise is equal and as you have found some things work better for you then others.  It all has to do with the amount of intensity and duration of time spent doing the activity.  Plus the difficulty or level the machine is set to.

I always tell my clients to do what they enjoy, seems you have found what you enjoy and what works well for you.  Keep up the good work.  

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