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 Post subject: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:08 pm 
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Oh. My. God.

I am *so* not a cardio person. Never have been - couldn't stand the aerobics craze back in the 80s, don't generally like group classes. The only cardio I ever loved was Jujitsu, and a tiny bit of jogging, before I was injured, and had to drop out of both.

But I'd been seeing people coming out of the classes, absolutely drenched in sweat (which reminded me of my martial arts days), and I just had to try.

Wow.

I am so hooked. 45 minutes long, it kept me engaged, and man, did we all sweat! A few weeks of this--along with my usual heavy lifting--and (I'm hoping) that I'll be seeing some serious definition.

Yay! What a great class! (Funny, since it seems like only group cycling..!)

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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:18 pm 
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From one "I hate cardio except for martial arts class" person to another, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your first spinning class. :D I've thought about joining the local YMCA in the past so I can use their cardio machines.

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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:55 pm 
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This is quite interesting, as I hate spinning! :lol: I love to run, but I never seem to get a good workout when I spin. I guess it's just not for me. It's not the instructor either, because I've taken several different types of classes, with different instructors. The only thing that makes me sore is the seat that I sit on, and no the pads don't really help. Glad to hear you've found some cardio activity that you like! Keep it up! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
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I Love spinning classes as well.
Being a cyclist (A bit of a lazy one lately I must admit) I thought I would hate it, but I love it.
I find myself pushing it hard and harder every week.
You will get fit and get definition in no time.
Being a group class, if you go to the same sessions each week, you get to know people and chat etc
it's very social.
I've been on a date with an instructor too!
Ah, good times, good times.

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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:36 pm 
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Spinning is the best! You burn a ton of calories and it makes your booty look hot!


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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
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VeganDeVil wrote:
Spinning is the best! ....it makes your booty look hot!
That's good to know, I'll make note of that. 8) Full Squats make your booty look hot too! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
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Alot of hot booties up in this forum! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
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VeganDeVil wrote:
Alot of hot booties up in this forum! :D
I'll post a photo of mine, if you post a photo of yours. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
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This booty's stayin' under wraps 8) , but trust me... if you amp up the tension on those spin bikes, you'll see a difference....


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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
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VeganDeVil wrote:
This booty's stayin' under wraps 8) , but trust me... if you amp up the tension on those spin bikes, you'll see a difference....
I meant clothed booty photos. I'm going to have a friend take pictures of my booty so I can start a booty call thread. 8)

Hey, Robert can we have a VBBF Baby Got Back contest? :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
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bodybag wrote:
a booty call thread.

Sweeeeet....... I better get on those full squats STAT! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
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Can't swear re: any booty development (yet) - but I can now say that I've done 5 spinning classes in a row, and it's still good. Okay, painful at times, and there are moments that I want to just...well...stop....but the *adrenaline* rush at the end is great! (Course, I'd rather be taking free falls and joint locks, but that's how the cookie crumbles...!)

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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
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I just went to my second spinning class yesterday.

I meet up with bike friends every now and again and we have races/alleycats in the city. I tend to get smoked due to my lack of endurance once getting to high RPM's (I ride fixed wheel)

So I decided to do some spinning as its free with the gym membership I just got.

Im really keen on it, as it should techincally be the best thing for developing my speed & cardio.

But my god, those saddles are evil!

I was determined to keep my RPM's above 130 throughout so kept persisting despite totally crushing my balls. I tried to change saddle angle, change bikes but none was working and I ended up getting a pretty serious strain on my inner thigh!

Was better with a week of recovery but went again with a wrench this time, still was painful. I just cant understand why no body else even noticed, I think I was the only cyclist there yet I was finding it the most difficult because of the discomfort!


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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
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Yeah they're fun eh ?

Jessifly and I have been to dozens of these classes.

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 Post subject: Re: Just tried a spinning class for the first time.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:30 pm 
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pumpkin wrote:
I just went to my second spinning class yesterday.

I meet up with bike friends every now and again and we have races/alleycats in the city. I tend to get smoked due to my lack of endurance once getting to high RPM's (I ride fixed wheel)

So I decided to do some spinning as its free with the gym membership I just got.

Im really keen on it, as it should techincally be the best thing for developing my speed & cardio.

But my god, those saddles are evil!

I was determined to keep my RPM's above 130 throughout so kept persisting despite totally crushing my balls. I tried to change saddle angle, change bikes but none was working and I ended up getting a pretty serious strain on my inner thigh!

Was better with a week of recovery but went again with a wrench this time, still was painful. I just cant understand why no body else even noticed, I think I was the only cyclist there yet I was finding it the most difficult because of the discomfort!


You need cycling shorts with a padded chamois. It will increase comfort when in the saddle tenfold. If you are shy about wearing "Spandex" then just wear them under some baggier shorts.

Those spin bike saddles can be brutal though I know. It's funny how people think skinny racing seats are uncomfortable without every trying them. The modern designs actually work quite well and are very comfortable. It's all about ergonomics. Most spin bikes come equipped with big, poorly designed saddles.


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