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Silvia wrote:Instead of sitting all time, try doing the lesson as the teacher says (positions and so on) but keeping the resistence light at the beginning. This will help you avoid your thighs will be too big (have you seen the professional bikers?... ) and to burn some fat instead.
Your legs and back will gradually learn the positions. Once you'll get them everything will be easier.
I also suggest you to use a cardio-rate counter (sorry I don't know the name in English, I mean the thing with a sort of belt around your chest and the receiver-watch) and keep your BPM at 75/80%. I think this should be done during every activity.
LJ wrote:I took my first spinning class last week and I've already bought a pair of spin shoes....I'M ADDICTED!!! The best part, no dance moves to screw up!!!
serenity wrote:LJ wrote:I took my first spinning class last week and I've already bought a pair of spin shoes....I'M ADDICTED!!! The best part, no dance moves to screw up!!!
Isn't it fun?! When I mention it to people at work, they fall into two camps:
Some are also spinners and love it. Most, however, wrinkle their noses and say "Oh, that's really hard." And these are kids 25+ years younger than me.
LJ, you will not regret buying the shoes. I've noticed that people who don't have them have trouble with sprints, because the fly wheel goes so fast. Plus as others have mentioned, you'll work your hamstrings on the upstroke.
My heart rate still goes pretty high, but I recover in a matter of seconds now rather than minutes - real, measurable progres.
Let us know how it goes from time to time.
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