Over doing it

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    Feb 24, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    Question, I am a member of LA Fitness gym and I love cycling. I do it almost every day. There is a class at 5:45am M,W,F and after work at 5:30 M,W,F
    There is even a sat and Sun class


    I would like to know if I am cycling too much?

  • Feb 24, 2011 7:38 AM GMT
    Are you loosing too much weight too fast?
    Are you sacrificing other aspects of you life like work..family..friends..for the sake of cycling?
    Are you in anyway injuring your self by exercising too much?
    How long are your work out sessions?
    Do other ppl think or tell you that you are at the gym too much?
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    Feb 25, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    you mean spinning ?

    different thing from cycling per say.

    you could bike every day for real without problems ever because some days you'd just snif the flowers as we say.

    but spinning implies that you'll do intervals most of the time which might be too much.
    are there recovery sessions when you just spin without resistance ?

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    Mar 22, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    agree with the other replies...

    i started biking again after a few months of hibernation and i tend to commute to and from work and from my home to the gym and back and i'm fine... though a little tired at the end of the day.

    I try to keep my trips about an hour max in length, unless I'm going touring - then I take a rest break at hour intervals.
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    Mar 25, 2011 1:32 PM GMT
    jrbfw33 saidQuestion, I am a member of LA Fitness gym and I love cycling. I do it almost every day. There is a class at 5:45am M,W,F and after work at 5:30 M,W,F
    There is even a sat and Sun class


    I would like to know if I am cycling too much?


    Spinning I can't comment specifically, as I don't do it: but I suppose as long as you are not experiencing any acute pain, or persistent pain or numbness in certain area, then no you are not overdoing it. Stay hydrated as appropriate, eat accordingly, pay attention to your knees and try to keep the cadence to 84-108, too slow is bad for your knees, as well as sustained too fast.

    Some of us ride (outside) several hours a day, everyday, year round, weather notwithstanding, and I cannot say that is overdoing it either...so you should be good.