Spinning classes are a great way to get in a vigorous workout without putting high impact on your joints. A great cardio workout, high caloric burn and muscle building resistance are a few reasons why spinning helps keep a body in amazing shape!
Bike Set Up: The Rite Bite’s spinners allow you to adjust your saddle and handlebar positions front to back and up and down to allow for the perfect fit. With the proper bike setup you minimize the risk of injury. If you are new to spinning, be sure to arrive to class at least 15 minutes early to discuss bike safety and setup with your instructor.
Eat Light before class: Eat a small snack or give yourself a few hours between your last meal and your spinning class. If you eat a big meal then jump on your bike, your stomach may turn faster than the pedals you’re pushing.
Attend regularly: Shoot to attend a spin class every week, once or twice a week.
Pace yourself: Spending all your juice means you’ll struggle the rest of the class. Listen to the instructor cues and your own body to ensure you will have the stamina to make it to the end.
Drink: Hydrate before, during and after your spin class. Your body won’t work out as effectively if you are dehydrated.
Rest: Incorporate rest days into your spinning schedule. Your body needs time to recover. When you give your body an easy day, you’ll often find that your next workout is much better.
Keep It Safe: It’s extremely important to stay safe during any exercise program. It’s pretty tough to maintain a high level of fitness and accomplish new workout goals when you are recovering from an injury!
PEDAL STROKE – Never pedal backwards. Pedal stroke should be in a forward motion, in a controlled manner, with smooth, even strokes every time.
JUMPING TOO FAST – Jumps are effective and challenging, but when they’re performed too fast, they are ineffective and potentially harmful. Since the focus of Jumps is to create smooth transitions between seated and standing positions, the key is proper speed
SPEED – Riding at high cadence without resistance is ineffective on a Spinner bike. Instead,
ride at 110 RPM or less. If you begin to bounce in the saddle, increase the resistance. Riding
at a consistent pace with good resistance develops power, strength and endurance.