Just bought a spinning bike. Any advice

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mosa
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Just bought a spinning bike. Any advice

Postby mosa » Thu Jan 10, 2013 18:38 pm

Rather than a trainer I've bought a spinning bike. Has anyone any advice on training routines. I am interested in both weight loss and building up strength for when I'm out on bike. Thanks. Also anyone recommend or got any DVDs?
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Re: Just bought a spinning bike. Any advice

Postby GiantMike » Thu Jan 10, 2013 20:15 pm

Some good info here :wink:
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Rule number 100: It's your bike and your money and your time; do what you like with it and ignore other peoples' rules. Except this one.

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Re: Just bought a spinning bike. Any advice

Postby fearby » Thu Jan 10, 2013 20:17 pm

Sell it.

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Re: Just bought a spinning bike. Any advice

Postby mosa » Thu Jan 10, 2013 20:36 pm

fearby wrote:Sell it.

Ha ha I was waiting for that. I might do if its too hard work!
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Re: Just bought a spinning bike. Any advice

Postby Macerello » Thu Jan 10, 2013 20:50 pm

Think of 10 30sec exercises that you can give 100%.

Start with a bit of a warm up then:

Exercise no.1 for 30sec
Recover for 30sec
Exercise no1 for 30sec then straight into exercise no2 for 30sec
Recover for 30sec
Exercise no.1 for 30, no.2 for 30, no.3 for 30sec
Recover for 30 sec

Keep going until your doing all 10 exercises at 100% and vary cadence and resistance between different exercises.

Hope that helps you get started.

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Re: Just bought a spinning bike. Any advice

Postby fearby » Thu Jan 10, 2013 21:03 pm

mosa wrote:
fearby wrote:Sell it.

Ha ha I was waiting for that. I might do if its too hard work!


Spinning implies fat people in a gym who would not go near a road bike.
Turbo trainer is surely what you mean.

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Re: Just bought a spinning bike. Any advice

Postby caledonian1 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 22:09 pm

fearby wrote:
mosa wrote:
fearby wrote:Sell it.

Ha ha I was waiting for that. I might do if its too hard work!


Spinning implies fat people in a gym who would not go near a road bike.
Turbo trainer is surely what you mean.


Nonsense....spinning can be excellent as long as you have a good instructor and are prepared to work hard. I love the spinning classes that I go to at my gym. There are quite a few really good cyclists who attend too. You should try them...you may well be surprised

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Re: Just bought a spinning bike. Any advice

Postby Lucan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 23:02 pm

Sufferfest videos for a great spinning workout.

http://www.thesufferfest.com/
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Re: Just bought a spinning bike. Any advice

Postby JGSI » Fri Jan 11, 2013 08:51 am

"Feel the burn and give it 110%'",
the rest of us just use turbo trainers or rollers, 'cos we do it for the love of our own bikes :wink:

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Re: Just bought a spinning bike. Any advice

Postby GiantMike » Sun Jan 13, 2013 20:52 pm

So, how's the spinning going?
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