(Closed) Spinning, anyone?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I LOVE spinning, and was very sore for the first few classes.  Especially (TMI!) where the bike seat hit.  I was mostly sore through my abs and legs.

I alternate spinning with running, so I don’t know which one keeps me in shape, but spinnin gis a great exercise!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Linz1231: HAH!  My rear hurt for about 2 days after my first spin class! 

As for general muscle soreness, it wasn’t too bad.  When I started adding in a lot more resistance I had some tightness in my legs and butt.  Not surprisingly- that is where I felt I had the most improvement (bum/thigh area).  I used spin as an alternative to running when I was injured & it really helped keep my cardio up and now that I’m back to running I feel like I didn’t lose as much endurance as I thought I would.

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love spinning class (and road cycling) and need to get back into it – but I do have a suggestion:  get padded shorts!  No joke.  They make such a difference and make the experience much easier, IMO.  

If you ever think you want to get into road cycling, buying clipless SPD shoes for spin class wouldn’t be a bad idea.  The regular toe clips are okay, but they force your leg to pull from the top of your foot whereas the clipless make you pull from the bottom middle pad of your foot, which can make it a better work out and easier on your knees/foot.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s been a long time since I was in spinning classes. I waw sore after though. It was a 45 minutes class and the instructor had us “stand up” riding if you know what I mean. She would bring our heart rate down then push it back up really fast.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love spinning!  But yes, it makes my butt really sore 😉

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@JurisPrudence:  I think you should feel exhausted, but not necessarily sore.  If you’re doing a lot of climbs out of your seat your butt won’t hurt, and if you warmed up a fair amount before beginning then your muscles probably didn’t tear as much.  That being said, maybe you still need to turn the resistance up – there are parts of the class where you should feel like you’re at a 9 out of 10, with 10 being “I simply cannot do this anymore”.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@JurisPrudence: I LOVE spinning and YES! I was sore when I first started.  But I went to Target and got a Spinning gel seat which helped my behind.  It also helps to just stay on the saddle the first few times to get a feel for the bike.  After a while, you will not even need the seat!  Hope this helps!

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I took a spinning class with my varsity strength & conditioning coach a couple of years ago. Soreness tends to result from overloading muscles, so for spinning it would  result from having the resistance high. If your trainer has you guys going towards more of a cardio goal it makes sense that you would be tired at the time but not sore afterwards.

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