(Closed) TMI question for those who take SPIN class

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The shorts will help but they won’t completely eliminate the pain. It just takes a few classes for your “area” to get used to it.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You’ll get used to it, but yea it does hurt.

I have a bike at home and I usually sit on a pillow 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I went to one spin class w/ Fiance and our booties hurt for so long, we decided never to do it again!  We’re wimps.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It should stop after your 4th or 5th class. It is unavoidabl with spin to be honest.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Padded bike shorts are awesome! I bought some FOX ones, and they’re great!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

LOL!

I knew exactly what you were going to ask before I even opened this.

The first time (and only time) I went to a spin class I thought I broke my vagina the next day.  I was walking like a cowboy for days!

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@panterapeach: heehee!

It will go away after a bit, but the shorts do help a little.   Good luck!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@panterapeach: Ditto! I went once, and only once….hobbled like a cowboy for the next 2 days.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Suprisingly the bigger and more padded the bike seat is the more uncomfortable and unforuntately the spin class bike seat are big and bulky.  It depends on how often you ride.  If you ride every day or every other day it will go away quickly.  If you ride once a week you will feel it longer.  

My suggestion is just to stay out of the seat more if you are having a painful day.  just stand more

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yep, padded bike shorts will help a little, but in just 3-5 classes you won’t feel it anymore. Just keep going!  I take spin and I am also a road biker, but I only wear my padded shorts when I am on the bike outside for a 30 mile-plus ride.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Pearl Izumi is one of the top brands.  I’d recommend those 🙂

I don’t know if this brand is available on amazon, but it’s one of my favorites.  They make running, triathlon, and biking sportswear specifically for women.  I have these bike shorts and they are great:

http://www.skirtsports.com/shop/product.cfm/id/2013-Vogue-Shorties

Just a tip, when you wash your bike shorts, wash inside out and let them air dry.  They will last much longer and the suckers aren’t cheap!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t spin anymore, loved it though. The best thing I found was a gel pad that self sticks to the seat of the bike. Just put it on and ride, baby:) It worked great and I didn’t have to buy padded shorts.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The padded shorts don’t end up making much of a difference in my opinion. You get used to it after a few classes. By The Way, if you take an extended break from spin (more than a month) you will feel sore in that same area again but it should only take one or two times to get used to it again.

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