Tips for Participating in a Spin Class
Before you make your decision to join a spin class, there are some useful tips that you should bear in mind to ensure that you will make the most out of your exercise.
When you exercise with a bike, you want to wear comfortable, breathable, and moisture clothes, which can help you improve the efficiency. A spin class is designed to let you sweat and it usually takes you about an hour to really see the results. Therefore, it is recommendable that you wear something comfortable and choose a pair of athletic or cycling shoes when you head to your spin class.
Choosing a seat
This tip is best for beginners, we highly suggest you choose a seat that is near the front, because this will give you a clear sight of what the trainer is showing and hear clearly what the trainer’s instructions during the class.
Adjusting the seat
Some beginners might find it uncomfortable to exercise when their neck or shoulders are straining. And this might be a reminder for you to adjust the seat. During adjusting your seat, you should make sure that the seat is even with your hips and the handlebars should offer you enough space for your arms to be fully extended without putting pressure on your upper back and neck. Then put your feet on the pedal and put the straps on in order to protect you.
You will sweat a lot while doing the spinning, so you have to drink lots of water to compensate for the high fluid loss. Without enough supplement of water you will get dizzy, which may lead to a fall from the bike. It is better to take a water bottle with you to the spin class.
Always set a realistic goal
You will find that cycling bikes have adjustable resistance knobs which allow you to speed up or slow down. And you should always set the daily goal according to your physical condition. If you don’t think that your legs are getting enough resistance from the spinning, you can increase it accordingly. Your goal with the exercise is to ensure that you see improvement everyday as you go to the spin class.