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Captain Fat




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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:13 pm    Post subject: Spinning on my own Reply with quote

Whent spinning this morning, first time i have done the 08:00 class (found out it only started last week)

any way there was only me and the instructor, so in my nievaty i was thinking she will scrape this...OOOHH NO

So i got beasted for 45min with no let off, she used the bike next to mine so she didn't have to shout and off we went.

and for a laugh she through in jumps of counts of 8 upand 8 down 4 up and 4 down 2 up and 2down and 1 up and 1 down ( the 1's she said they didn't use in the advanced class here as no one can do them) we did five set's of a minute of ones.

But got to say i hope no one else turns up next week as a one on one bike session is great Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's a jump?

Sounds like an excellent class. One on one with a woman instructor! You'd pay good money in London for that sort of service!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

were you basicly stand up for the count of 8 then sit for the count of 8 and stand for the count and so on then for the count of 4, 2 and 1 (1's you just feel as if you bouncing and your thighs burn like hell)

this was worse than any S&M sesioon i can think of......NOT that i am in to that sort of stuff a friend told me Wink
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Robert




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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a few of those myself, except we just moved the bikes to face the mirror...for extra motivation!

Did she make you do freezes during your jumps? It's where you're not allowed to move your upper body, using your abs to hold your position. Ouch! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaah - that the one where you hover just above the saddle, and turn the legs slowly without any movement above the hips ?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yerrrrs! Twisted Evil

Lactic-ville!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not meant to be taught any more. Bad for the back, and not that much benefit for the body.

But I agree - it is blummin' hard isn't it !?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And there's this one guy who goes berserk on the sprints so that he must be doing 180rpm...standing up! Evil or Very Mad Daz knows him too...!

At least he just does damage to himself, as he doesn't shout at us expecting us to do it as well! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey ! 180rpm !

Spinning guidelines reckon about 120rpm is the max allowed, but I think that might be a bit low.

I do find it very hard to do those fast runs on a bike - so alien to normal cycling as you can't rock the bike.

I have seen instructors spinning stupid fast speeds with no resistance. They hop off the bike, and the pedals spin for a further 3 minutes. No idea what benefit they think they get from that !
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know! A total nutter! I can do 140rpm in short bursts but no longer than that as the resistance starts to bite. Most choose not to put resistance on there but I like my knees just the way they are!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No resistance ? Sheesh. Some people eh ? I wonder what they hope to achieve by doing it like that. Nutters again ! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys,

some sound advice from jow friel's 'going long'.....take heed!
I don't really do spin classes anymore. Prefer to leave it until I'm well into build phase sometime in summer.

*Training for the bike (Page 113)
*Spinning Bikes

"Although you can get some benefit from using these bikes, be careful with spinning workouts; they can be a training disaster under the guidance of an overenthusiastic exercise leader. You don't need to be in race shape in February (unless you live in Australia). Keep the intensity in check and work on your pedaling economy."
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what's good about spinning.
If you want to keep it low, then adjust your cadence and resistance accordingly, and watch your heart rate.

My Hr varies between about 75-82% of MHR in an average class.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why I wish they did 3-hour classes once a month - great training for long-distance rides and no poxy 180-rpm sprints neither!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

id prefer to do my own thing now. will go back again when i need a good punishing 45mins to get my arse into gear. the honey-monster who takes lessons in la fitness is going to bust blood vessels if he keeps it up. id rather have a class with gunnery sergeant hartman!
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