Cardiovascular training can get monotonous from time to time; that’s why it doesn’t hurt to modify or change up your cardio routine every once in a while. Spinning is a great way to do so. Spinning is among one of the most popular group fitness classes out there today. Spinning consists of upbeat music, a motivating instructor, and a hard core calorie burning workout.
The stationary bikes offer a great cardiovascular workout all while improving your lower body muscular strength and endurance. Every class is a little different, depending on the instructor, but mainly consists of a combination of sprints, varying resistance levels, and normal rides.
The best thing about spinning is that you can go at your own pace or keep up with the instructor; it’s totally up to you. Spinning is also a great way to exercise with a friend, make new friends, or break through the boredom barrier with a new style of exercise.
Benefits of Spinning:
- Improve muscular endurance
- Improve muscular strength
- Improve cardiovascular endurance
- Meet new friends
- Bond with old friends
- Great way to get your sweat on
Most health clubs and fitness facilities offer free spinning classes throughout the day. If you are a little nervous about taking a spinning class, below is a weight training workout that will help better prepare you for it. Spinning targets the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and calves.
Mix the following weight training regimen with a half-hour of cardiovascular training for a couple weeks and you will be ready to tear it up!
I recommend performing three sets of 20 repetitions at a medium weight for the workout below. Good Luck!
January 29th, 2010