E-biking challenges muscles and heart almost as much as conventional cycling

18. April 2023
Posted in Fitness
18. April 2023 Rüdiger Beck

Pedelec riding challenges muscles and the cardiovascular system almost as much as conventional cycling. This is shown in a study published today by Hannover Medical School (MHH) (BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2023; DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2021-001275).

According to the study, the heart rate of e-bikers during cycling was only five beats per minute lower than that of cyclists, taking into account therapies with beta-blockers for high blood pressure and for heart disease. The drugs lower the heart’s beating rate.