Another take on Spinning

A really good blog post about spinning, for those of you who don’t participate in it.


Spinning is a form of exercise that focuses on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity (race days) and recovery. It  involves a special stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel in a classroom setting. The features of the stationary bicycle include a mechanical device to modify the difficulty of pedaling, specially shaped handlebars, and multiple adjustment points to fit the bicycle to a range of riders. Many exercise bicycles have a weighted flywheel which simulate the effects of inertia and momentum when riding a real bicycle. The pedals are equipped with toe clips which allow for one foot to pull up while the other is pushing down. Some exercise bikes have clip-less receptacles for use with cleated cycling shoes.

A spinning class involves a single instructor at the front of the class who leads the participants through routines designed to simulate terrain and various outdoor riding situations. Some of the movements…

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