Are you looking for a good work out that challenges your endurance? Spinning is great for that. It is a cardio work out that challenges your cardiorespiratory system and lower extremity muscular endurance for the entire length of the class. I took a class at Inner Drive Studios in Broomall, Pennsylvania on Friday with a friend, and today, for a Sunday Morning Workout, I introduced my father to the class.
It’s my dad's 65th birthday, and he is an avid road cyclist. He takes his road bike out every chance he gets, and rides his stationary life cycle every weekend at home – But he has never been to a spinning class. This was something we both enjoyed. We both felt challenged, and worked hard to finish through.
At Inner Drive Studios they have different instructors throughout the week, teaching the classes with their own style. Today was a hard cardio ride for 45 minutes, where we sprinted on and off, adding resistance in and out of our seats, and “climbed hills.” This type of group exercise class is different from others to where, you set your level and pace (each person has a different tolerance to the resistance and speed) – and you challenge yourself. The trainer instructs what to do and when, but it is your job to put the amount of resistance needed, and push yourself through the work out. It is easy to sit back and ride on an easy level, but if you want results, you need to challenge your body.
Try to find a spinning class close to you.
Bring a friend and have fun!
WHAT IS WORKING?
Like I said earlier, spinning helps to add stress to your cardiorespiratory system and challenges your muscular endurance.
The target muscles are your Quads, Hamstrings, and Glutes. While on the bike you are dealing with resistance throughout Knee and Hip Flexion and Extension, which really works those leg muscles.
The core is also involved. Throughout the ride you want to keep your abs tight and maintain proper biking posture.
(The Instructor should teach you how
this is done.)
Jenna Webster, ACSM, ACE – Personal trainer specializing in empower busy women to live healthy and active lifestyles!”