Mistakes That You Can Avoid With an Indoor Cycle
We make mistakes. We are human, so we are not perfect. When you decided to commit to an exercise routine, you should know the rules before you are actually performing it already. This is to avoid injury and unnecessary things hindering your comfort. According to a source, in spinning, the hardest are the many factors involved such as the height of the seat, resistance, and posture, and actually not the climbs! These factors could affect the duration of your routine when it comes to the efficiency and the form. You are a wise fellow for coming here to learn some mistakes that might be repeated by others! And maybe you could educate your fellows too and make friends!
- Wrong clothes
Please, this is not a slumber party. I repeat, this is not a slumber party, which means leaving the baggy pants at home to where it belongs to the couch. You should be wearing form-fitting leggings. That is what Marion Roaman, general manager of Peloton Cycle, when he was interviewed, said. He said that it is “annoying” to have clothes flailing when you were exercising and already in rhythm. He mentioned that cycling will entail a sweaty experience, and you don’t want your clothes to be dangling.
For women, Roaman suggested that you should choose a “strong bra” because there will be a lot of movements around your breast area. You should choose the sports bra that could make you comfortable. Another master instructor at Revolve Fitness by the name of Jonathan Carlucci also added that you should be clipping in your shoes because it will enable you to connect to the pedal directly, and you will not worry about your feet anymore but rather on your form and breath during the workout.
Carlucci advised that you should make sure that you will be correctly pedalling by making sure that your feet will be neutral and flat and your toes should not be pointing down because it will cause strain at the lower back.
- Showing up late
Because this workout entails machinery then you need to set it up correctly. Because you are enrolled in a class then you have a fitness instructor that will teach you how to set up your spin bike correctly. This is why you need to show up on time because there are a lot of preparations to do. Carlucci said that the set-up of your bike is extremely important because that’s where it all begins.
If your bike wasn’t set-up correctly such as your seat being too low then there could be problems that will arise from it. According to Carlucci, if you find yourself being in pain the following day then it must be that you were not able to exercise correctly with the correct posture, perhaps because the set-up was done incorrectly in some circumstances.
- Not minding the correct posture
According to Kate Hickle, a master instructor and vice president of recruiting at Flywheel Sports, you should ask the instructor to position the seat that will target the height of your hipbone. She added that you don’t have to worry about it because the bikes actually come with settings that could make you adjust easily.
Carlucci isn’t a fan of following the elbow-to-fingertip measurement when setting up the handlebars because it doesn’t work. He said that you should ignore it. He advised that you should just hop on the bike and then you adjust from there. He advised that when you are holding the handlebars, you should be close enough to hold it comfortably.
These are some mistakes and the solutions to each of them. Better yet, keep them in your heart to make the best out of your workout!