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Why Is Spinning So Popular?
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Why Is Spinning So Popular?

Spinning is here to stay. Are you among those who want to sweat and put in a little extra while you get in shape in record time? Here are all the excellent benefits that you get from this exercise form.

Spinning is an exercise that in recent years has become a natural part of the growing number of gyms around the world. It is a form of indoor cycling - an exercise for those who like a hard and demanding training session and that want to see fast results.

One of the major benefits of the sport is that the risk of injury is minimal because the training does not expose the body to sudden impact, but rather allows the body to use its own motion.

The premises used for spinning are often fitted with different types of lights that can provide light effects during the session, a decent stereo system and a must have efficient fan system.

Last but not least we have the bikes, they stand facing the instructor at the podium in the middle or at the front so that everyone is able to follow instruction. This makes the instructor able to ensure that no one is cheating with their exercises.

HIIT

The spinning is done as you follow the instructor's instructions throughout the workout. It's easy - you see and hear the instructor at all times. The level of training will be a mix of instructor and student levels.

The training that is most used in spinning is interval training which means that you are alternating phases of full speed periods with periods when pedaling a little calmer. Firstly, this is the most effective form of exercise available - whether you exercise to lose weight or improve fitness. Second, it makes it more challenging, interesting and fun than sitting on a normal exercise bike trampling along.

Brilliant way to lose weight

Spinning has become so popular because of a few quite simple reasons. It provides results in terms of fitness, high oxygen uptake at the same time as it gives you a significant weight reduction.

When cycling, there is a kind of internal competition between students themselves and between students and the instructor, which can help even the lazy to cope and stay with it for the entire session.

The men's favorite

Spinning has, unlike aerobics, become a favorite sport amongst men, perhaps because there isn’t such high demand on coordination. There is no left or right but everything is instead just straight on. And why both men and women seem to favor it is because it is extremely demanding and a quick and effective way to burn fat.

Another benefit of spinning is that it does not put a strain on the joints as hard as traditional aerobics. It is also easier to keep your own pace, especially if you are not a fast starter.

How do you get started with spinning?

Find a gym that offers spinning and put on your regular workout clothes. If you get bitten by the spinning bug, a pair of real cycling shorts will be a good investment.


Street Talk

Kymee  

Is there a way to use your own bike and do this same type of training.??

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  about 9 years ago
  

Tour de Frace perhaps :). Joking but it's hard to get the dynamics of the class and instructor on your own so it wont be the same. But any cykling is detter than non.

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  about 9 years ago
Robbie-  

Looks like you've been bitten by the spinning bug Anna. I've been doing it all wrong. Standing in the middle of the floor, arms outstretched and spinning 'ti I feel as though I've that one too many. I need a bike lol

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  about 9 years ago
  

Lol... the one you're describing would make me barf :). Spinning is great bur indoor walking is even better.

Reply
  about 9 years ago
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