Spinning Class

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    Jun 20, 2008 2:57 PM GMT
    I had my first spinning class yesterday. Man, I didn't realize how out of shape I am. The instructor kicked my ass. It felt good though.
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    Jun 20, 2008 4:31 PM GMT
    I am a HUGE fan of Spinning!!! Being that you are a beginner keep the following in mind;

    1. Posture/form is MOST important!

    2. Watch your back; hold in your mid-section to support your lower back

    3. It's good to push yourself, however keep your own pace and build it.

    4. DO NOT abruptly stop; if you feel you need to stop, DON'T! Just keep moving your feet slowly at minimum.

    5. Watch the positioning of your arms as well; people get lazy/tired and put too much weight on their arms/elbows or do not hold themselves properly, again, posture/form!

    6. WATER WATER WATER!!!

    7. Get with the instructor to set up your bike PROPERLY for your height.

    8. If decide to keep Spinning invest in a pair of Cycle Shoes, makes HUGE difference!

    Spin on man!!
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    Jun 20, 2008 6:05 PM GMT
    Not only will shoes make a difference, biking shorts will as well.

    Man, did I learn the hard way. Saddle rash... painful!

    Found this to be extremely helpful: wear real cycling shorts and before you put them on, put a little Astroglide on the inside of each thigh - then, after spinning/cycling, get out of them and shower - wash shorts after each ride, but air dry - problem solved!

    Spin on, my friend, spin on!



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    Jun 20, 2008 6:08 PM GMT
    Good information, Thanks Guys!
  • Koaa2

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    Jun 20, 2008 10:47 PM GMT
    I do it twice a week, great way to do Cardio.
  • SkyMiles

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    Jun 20, 2008 11:18 PM GMT
    It's not bad! I can't STAND most cardio, but I can actually show up and do this which is awesome.(truthfully I'm doing RPM, a proprietary Les Mills/Gold's Gym variant).
    It's easy on the joints and I can feel the difference in my endurance level. You can adjust your workout to be challenging whether you're a first-timer or a veteran.