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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Spinning - it isn't that bad...really

So in a bid to up my fitness, and get summer ready, I've decided to up the amount I challenge myself at the gym. I have been going 3 times a week, and pottering about the gym but now I need to push and I went to my first spinning class tonight.

Spinning is a medium to high intensity class which involves interval training and resistance training on specially designed bikes. The instructor should help you set up, the bike, show you how to adjust the resistance and check that you are ready.

My instructor was amazing, so supportive and helpful ( if a little crazy!!!) 

Your advised to start warming up as soon as you get on the bike, just start peddling on a low resistance setting. The music keeps you going and the RPM of the song increases with each track. Depending on the routine, the instructor will let you know what setting to put your bike on.

We did a real mix of everything, cardio, interval training, tabata (Japanese interval training principal) slow resistance and then cool down. A good class will go through all of these, and last about an hour.

Currently I feel like death, and I really did only the basics. The biggest mistake I made was not eating enough before the class and not having enough to drink during. I have booked in again, and so will keep going, and will report back on weight and inch loss from this! 

Have you tried spinning? How did you find it? Are there any other classes I should try? 

1 comment:

  1. i have never tried spinning but a few of my friends have. They say the first few classes are the worse, but then it gets easier and you ache less. It is good that the trainer is supportive, it makes you feel more confident.


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