If you’re hoping to …
- Do a cardio and strength workout on a rainy day or a scorching hot day.
- Burn up to 600 calories in 45-minutes!
- de-stress with beats of awesome music after getting through a long work day.
Then indoor cycling, an intense and fast-paced sport, is what you need!
Indoor cycling is a form of exercise with classes focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity and recovery, and involves using a special stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel in a classroom setting. It is commonly called “spinning”, but that term is actually trademarked by Mad Dogg Athletics to identify the company’s particular type instruction and bike models.
Not only will your lungs be pumping during indoor cycling session, you’ll also work your glutes, calves, quads, hamstrings and core! Studies show that over time, indoor cycling can decrease body fat and body mass index, and improve overall cardiovascular function! And because you determine how hard you work and your bike’s resistance, pulling or straining a muscle is highly unlikely.
Well, we all know the general sports refueling tips, such as eat a pre-workout snack about 90 minutes before the workout and keep drinking water (before, during after the workout). Yet, there are many, many things that happen during indoor cycling sessions that people simply should not be doing – spinning moves that can be very dangerous for knees and backs or indoor cycling styles that can be ineffective for weight loss and fitness. So JustRunLah! compile all the common mistakes you need to know to make your ride a smooth – and sweaty – success!
Don’t let these mistakes make your indoor cycling sessions less effective.
The next time you park your butt on a bike, right these wrongs to reduce your risk of injury and enjoy a good ride!