by Kyle Framsburger
Spin bike cycling is an exercise that involves high-intensity cycling using a stationary bicycle in a gym setting. The first indoor bike was created in the 1980s. Later, the term Spinning was introduced. Spinning has become a popular exercise that brings a fast paced, high-energy bike ride to the indoors.
Virtually anyone can participate in a spin class. There are different exertion levels that can be adjusted based on the fitness needs of the participant. The bikes are made to be able to adjust to the rider. It is important to first adjust the bike to your needs before using.
The spin bikes come with heart monitors so the riders can monitor their activity. When a rider adjust the intensity of the ride, they will notice an increase in their heart activity. As the ride gets harder, the workout will become more strenuous. It will begin to feel like an actual mountain bike ride, going up and down hills. A rider should be fully trained before using the bike. An instructor should be available to train new riders on the bike and how to make the necessary riding adjustments.
When using a spin bike there is a lot a rider should take note of before beginning a session. The saddle height should be adjusted to fit the rider. They should also check to make sure the handles are in the right position. The wheels are fitted with weights so that they can simulate an uphill climb.
During a spinning class, the trainer will instruct the fitness session by being stationed at the head of the class. They will take the riders through a series of different simulated outdoor bike rides. The intensity will gradually increase. The spin ride will include hill climbs, sprints and interval training. Most of the instructors will play music during the work out session to keep their class motivated. The participants in the class can select their own goals whether that is a moderate or more intense level.
Spinning is an aerobic form of exercise that has many health benefits. Spinners can lose weight and strengthen their heart. They can also tone and build up their muscles, especially in the legs. During one forty minute session, it is possible to burn up to six hundred calories. Overall, it is a fitness program that can be incorporated into any exercise routine.
It is important to receive training before using a spin bike to avoid injury of the lower back and knees. The instructor of any spin class, will show new riders how to properly sit on the bike. The bike must be placed in the right position depending on the size and height of the rider. The height of the seat should be on the same level with the riders hips.
When the rider is on the spin bike, the seat should be positioned to allow the knees to extend straight over the foot pedals. Riders know they are sitting in the right position when their knee is slightly bent and the legs are extended with the proper reach to the pedals. The height of the handlebar height can also be adjusted for comfort. Once the rider is in the correct sitting position and understands how to control the bike, they are ready to participate in the spin class. This is a great form of exercise with many health benefits.