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Spinning Your Way to a Sexier Body

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Envisage muscles, heart, soul, lungs & mind being worked in harmony. Envisage a fitness voyage which is a happy marriage of the actual training theories of bike-racing, martial arts & yoga – offering a workout which goads one into finding the champ buried inside. Visualize an indoors training system welcoming & nurturing novices, exhilarating & challenging even pro-athletes & still utterly competition-free.

Spinning is a cardiovascular all-body workout utilizing a special stationary bike simulating the entire experience of outdoors bicycle riding whilst presenting itself in a perspiration-dripped eight hundred calories exercise combining frenetic endorphin rush, group therapy with a mental high.

World-famous bicyclist J.G. Goldberg was the founder of this fitness craze which is a convenient & swift means of training for the races. In spinning, one is essentially doing aerobic exercise on a spinning bike while pedalling to the sounds of stirring tunes. The bike is basically frill-free sans any bell, computer, whistle or calorie-counter for following – the sole feature being a twist button that could be used to change pedalling resistance – either to as fast as one could or just crank up the tension & pedal in a slow manner from a standing pose. Thus, all Spinners could individually be deciding upon the apt difficulty level for any segment of their workout.

Plus Points of Spinning

Spinning can be a superb calorie-melting workout (around 450 calories in forty-five minutes) & provides a remarkable aerobics workout which tends to rev up heart rate. It additionally helps tone your quads (frontal thigh muscles) & outer thigh muscles. As one would be staying in one place with the analogous fundamental movement all through, spinning does not entail being too co-ordinated, it is simpler in concentrating on one’s form as compared to other kinds of aerobic class sessions. Irrespective of one’s fitness level, anybody could conclude a spinning class by a mere pace or knob adjustment on the spinning bike.


Spinning wouldn’t be working all muscles of the leg in an equal manner, hence in case one spins sans performing any cross-training activities then one might suffer from muscle imbalance. Spinning on a daily basis could even be excess of a good thing – genuine spin buffs must be watchful about over-usage injuries arising in the hip, lower back & knee areas. In case spin is your sole medium of exercising then experts advice that such people must do some form of resistance training exercises which involve muscles of hams (backside of the thighs), buttocks & inner-thigh workouts.

Equipments Necessary- Apart from the stationary bike, here is what one needs for a safe & comfy ride:

  • A footwear with rigid soles (sprinting & aerobics footwear, that have soft soles might lead to numbness in feet by the conclusion of the spinning session).
  • Duo towels, one of them to wipe off perspiration & the other one to drape the handles so that hands wouldn’t be sliding off position.
  • Water bottle for replenishing the body due to the heavy perspiration resulting. Majority of the spinning bikes have an in-built cage-like area to keep your water bottle in reachable distance.

Insider’s Info

When seating adjustment is flawed, it could be causal to injuries when one spins. Setting of the seat altitude must be such that knees are bending to a slight extent at the base of the pedalling stroke. Handles are to be adjusted such that they are levelling with the seat. When one leans forwards & places hands on the handles, some extent of bending at the elbows must ideally occur.

Super Tip

Be an early bird at the spinning class (arriving around 5 mins earlier than scheduled time of class commencement) so that you could get any of your queries answered by the trainer & even get his/ her assistance in adjusting the bike. Ensure notifying your instructor regarding any injury which one has so that he/ she could assist you in modifying a few moves.

During the course of the spinning class, ensure informing your trainer in case you are facing problems in regards to the resistance button or the usual method. In case the spinning class is feeling too extreme then do pedalling in a more gradual manner or taking the strain down.

Spinning classes are never dull & factually every class is different. One day one would do mound-climbs then the subsequent class would be about Zen & how to pedal in ideal circles. Some participants report having done spinning in an enclosure with candle lights & incenses burning while the other session would be alert, hair-raiser roller coaster rides. Spinning never stops & so would be the case with you - no sooner have you commenced.

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