Weights before spin class

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    Mar 17, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    I have to get to my gym 1 hour before spin class starts in order to get a ticket. I use that time to lift (upperbody, some squats etc) people have told me this is bad. i hear things like "you'll burn muscle" and whatnot. Are these people right?
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    Mar 17, 2009 6:25 PM GMT
    if you keep the spinning under 20 minutes, you'll be fine. Just be sure to eat immediately after spinning class or you're gonna lose that muscle.
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    Mar 17, 2009 6:34 PM GMT
    drewrx saidI have to get to my gym 1 hour before spin class starts in order to get a ticket. I use that time to lift (upperbody, some squats etc) people have told me this is bad. i hear things like "you'll burn muscle" and whatnot. Are these people right?


    People tell you wrong.

    Lift. Eat. Spin.

    You'll be fine.
  • Run4Life83

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    Mar 17, 2009 6:34 PM GMT
    what is your ultimate goal? Are you trying to get big or do you have another goal in lifting? I think this would help people answer your question.

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    Mar 17, 2009 6:42 PM GMT
    RnrActinTech saidwhat is your ultimate goal? Are you trying to get big or do you have another goal in lifting? I think this would help people answer your question.



    If he's spinning for a hour, and is tiny, it doesn't sound like he's wanting to get big. (Yes, I read his profile.)

    For the record, excess cardio, and calorie deficit, will burn the muscle off. HIIT is much more effective for developing cardiac threshold, leanness, and holding onto hard-won muscle.

    Spin class is a prescription for skinny in most instances.

    I just said what I said, because I don't think he's going to stop the spin class, and some weight lifting is better than none.
  • Run4Life83

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    Mar 17, 2009 6:45 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
    RnrActinTech saidwhat is your ultimate goal? Are you trying to get big or do you have another goal in lifting? I think this would help people answer your question.



    If he's spinning for a hour, and is tiny, it doesn't sound like he's wanting to get big. (Yes, I read his profile.)

    For the record, excess cardio, and calorie deficit, will burn the muscle off. HIIT is much more effective for developing cardiac threshold, leanness, and holding onto hard-won muscle.

    Spin class is a prescription for skinny in most instances.

    I just said what I said, because I don't think he's going to stop the spin class, and some weight lifting is better than none.



    Chuckystud,

    You and I must have been posting at the same time. This comment wasn't meant as a fire back to yours, just to make sure that more informed readers than myself could help. I know sitting down with my personal trainer that we had a long conversation about my goals and our sessions and the time in between is built around achieving my goals as a runner.

    Sorry if you thought I was attacking you, that wasn't my intent.
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    Mar 17, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    No man, I didn't think you were attacking me. I was just explaining my thinking process.
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    Mar 17, 2009 7:30 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
    RnrActinTech saidwhat is your ultimate goal? Are you trying to get big or do you have another goal in lifting? I think this would help people answer your question.



    If he's spinning for a hour, and is tiny, it doesn't sound like he's wanting to get big. (Yes, I read his profile.)

    For the record, excess cardio, and calorie deficit, will burn the muscle off. HIIT is much more effective for developing cardiac threshold, leanness, and holding onto hard-won muscle.

    Spin class is a prescription for skinny in most instances.

    I just said what I said, because I don't think he's going to stop the spin class, and some weight lifting is better than none.


    Yeah I am training for Aids Life/Cycle so I can't quit spin yet...but eventually i'd like to pack on some muscle. Thanks so much for the knowledge.
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    Mar 18, 2009 9:01 AM GMT
    Actually, contrary to most thinking, cardio before lifting or lifting before cardio does not really effect one or the other. It has been studied time and time again, most notably at USC and UCLA and The University of Ohio. The results were pretty much the same. Unless you are lifting at Olympic level, it makes no difference. Do whatever works best for you. I do cardio first, it warms me up, then I lift. Is that best? Not according to the studies. It makes no difference at all. Do what works best for you.
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    Mar 18, 2009 9:04 AM GMT
    It really makes no difference. Cardio first, lifting first, it makes no difference.
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    Mar 18, 2009 8:12 PM GMT
    i do an hour or just over of weights (i take no explode befo)
    the i have a 15 min rest...have cell mass, and then my protien powder/nuts

    then i do spin for 45 mins

    i include spin 3 time a week.

    i went from 150kg to my current 85kgs and believe i am atheltically built.

    if your going to do lots of spin you will loose ALOT of weight unless you keep up your calorie intake.

    I do legs once a week...and because of spin (with very hight resistance) i have very strong muscular legs)

    hope that helps
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    Mar 19, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    I spent about 12 weeks without doing any lifting prior to spin class. About 6 weeks ago I changed to lifting legs prior to spin and haven't seen any major differences. My trainer does body composition with me on Tuesdays and she hasn't noticed any significant muscle gain/loss from this either.

    Only difference I have seen has been an inability to work AS hard as I previously did in spin due to my legs and quads being sore from lifting.

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    Mar 19, 2009 8:25 PM GMT
    just to add....i dont do spin when i am on a weight gain phase...then i do it like crazy to burn off the gut.
  • dionysus

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    Mar 19, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    again.
    agreeing with chucky.

    seriously. did hell freeze over? wtf is going on here?!?!?1