Tap It Up
How to get the most out of every spinning workout
Since graduating from your training wheels at age 5, many of you haven’t ridden anything but your boyfriend (did we just say that?). Lucky for you (not so much for him) that’s all about to change! Master Instructor and Vice President of YAS Fitness Centers, Sherri Rosen, shares her six spinning tips to get the most bang from your bike!
Form first. Spinning is a ton of fun but if you do not focus on form, you risk injury. So stop daydreaming about the hottie you met at that Memorial Day barbecue and keep your mind in the moment!
Tap it up! The more you tap it up (add resistance), the leaner and longer your muscles will get. You’ll have people calling you Gisele in no time! So don’t be afraid to add a little more, especially with summer right around the corner.
Invest in biking shoes. If you have taken a handful of classes and decided that spinning is for you, invest in a pair of your own spinning shoes. While they may not be the most fashion forward accessory in the fitness world, they are beneficial. Reap 70% more of the benefits from the workout than you would wearing cute athletic kicks!
Music is key. Find an instructor who plays music that inspires you to work “harder, better, faster, stronger” like Kanye does when he pops up on our iPod Shuffle! Music can make a class fly by or feel like it’s never going to end (in a very bad way).
Find a motivating instructor. There is a big difference between an instructor who screams at you and an instructor who is trying to push and motivate you to take it to the next level. Don’t let an instructor intimidate you. Find someone who you are comfortable with.
Don’t eat a huge meal right before class. Eat something small or give yourself a few hours between your last meal and your spinning class. If you eat a big meal and hop on your bike shortly after, your stomach will turn faster than the pedals you’re pushing.
Resist the urge to remain stationary and get yourself spinning!
xx, The FabFitFun Team
Posted on May 29, 2012