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Postby Bread-Monster » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:49 pm

Has anyone heard of spinning? It's stationary bike riding, only the bikes are like real bikes, you have a load and you can't see your resistance, you can only feel it. You have an instructor at the front who yells at you and stuff.

It's great, the gym I go to has it and they claim to burn 800 calories per 40 minute ride. That's only if you work hard at it. The last time I did it, I thought I was going to faint, I was pushing so hard and it was at the end of a hard day at uni. I slept really well that night.

I'm going tonight at 6:30. It's been a while. Problem with spinning is that if you don't buy proper padded bike shorts, your crotch will be sore in the morning.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:03 pm

yep its on romy and micheles high school reunion. the gym at the club i used to work at has aqua spinning- bikes submerged in a pool
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:51 pm

Yup, spinning is hugely popular! I do RPM classes and love them! They're a fantastic workout!
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Postby yummymummy » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:00 am

My sister teaches them and she swears they are a great workout

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Postby MissE » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:18 am

I have tried and tried but bikes make my bits hurt! not muscle achey hurt, i mean bruised seat on hard bone ouchie hurt. i simply cant do it!
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Postby Bigrik » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:10 am


do it three times a week!

I get the old sore bum heaps as wells, i just went to a bike store and purchased a gel seat for $12. Its a great class, you can work at your own pace, but you find your self pushing harder as others do it next to you. NEED TO CHEAP THAT HEART RATE PUMPING. Low impact for us bigger folk.

And as mention for the calories burnt it is unreal, my personal trainer worked out that i burn around the 1200 calories due to my size and output.
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Postby Bigrik » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:11 am

CHEAP or KEEP - i may or may not be stupid. I'm going with may
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