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I had spin class last night too! I'm actually getting used to it I think. I'm not really sore at all. But yeah different instructors do different things. Sorry your hurting so much. You'll be better by Sunday..:waytogo:

Tonight I'm off again. Getting harder to keep my kid excited about going to the YMCA with me.

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Spin tonight. Very scared, I haven't been in over a week. I'm so afraid I'll be sore!!!

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So I just got back, and I'm already sore. I really don't want tomorrow to come. I'd like to just skip to thursday...I'm scared!!!

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Di - you're right. Not that sore. I definately thought it would be worse!

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Di - you're right. Not that sore. I definately thought it would be worse!

yeah its odd how are bodies adjust. I'm not so scared of class anymore and I'm actually turning the knob now some on the bike..LOLL. I've noticed some changes in my legs from the class..its soo cool

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I've been trying a lot of different exercises and haven't really found anything that has shown me any kind of results yet. I really want to get my legs and butt in shape and thought that spin classes could help with that. Where have ya'll seen improvements in your bodies since you started spinning?

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Spin class is great for the legs and butt..I have noticed a big difference already. I'm even gonna add on another class during the week. I think spin class is the best class u can do. Just try it

I've been trying a lot of different exercises and haven't really found anything that has shown me any kind of results yet. I really want to get my legs and butt in shape and thought that spin classes could help with that. Where have ya'll seen improvements in your bodies since you started spinning?

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I've been trying a lot of different exercises and haven't really found anything that has shown me any kind of results yet. I really want to get my legs and butt in shape and thought that spin classes could help with that. Where have ya'll seen improvements in your bodies since you started spinning?

Legs, Butt, and Arms from holding myself up!

It's definately one of the greatest workouts ever, up there with running and swimming. I've noticed that it takes me a lot longer to work up a sweat on the elliptical machine now. And it will only take about 3 classes to notice a big difference!

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How long would you say to wait on attending the spinning class after surgery since it's intense? I haven't had surgery yet (Dec.) but working on planning my new schedule once I have it. The Y has it twice a week where I live. The nutritionist told me if I don't exercise I won't lose the 2lbs a week I want to lose and it's important to tone while losing. I'm so excited I wish I was being banded tomorrow!

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How long would you say to wait on attending the spinning class after surgery since it's intense? I haven't had surgery yet (Dec.) but working on planning my new schedule once I have it. The Y has it twice a week where I live. The nutritionist told me if I don't exercise I won't lose the 2lbs a week I want to lose and it's important to tone while losing. I'm so excited I wish I was being banded tomorrow!

Thundandlight,

I am no expert but I would say see how you feel after the surgery and give yourself at least two weeks. You may have to "adjust" the intensity for a few classes. Good luck with your banding and happy spinning!!

Nina

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JMCAmbra,

I am glad that you are enjoying spinning and getting great results! Yet I see that you mentioned that you "hold yourself up", I don't know if the instructor tells you this but your form should be where you lightly grip the handle bars (even when you jumping and standing). Most of your weight should remain on your legs. Keep spinning! Here are a few tips for posture...

One of the more popular cardiovascular trends I’ve seen over the last few years is spinning. Like any other form of exercise, proper form and technique is essential to attain maximum results and minimize the risk of injury.

  • <LI class=style3>Make sure the seat height and angle are adjusted to fit your size (the leg needs to be fully extended with a slight bend in the knee) <LI class=style3>Make sure the handle bar height is adjusted properly (your torso should be fully extended and your torso almost parallel to the floor) <LI class=style3>Make sure you are wearing proper cycling clothing. Cycling shorts (whether the fitted or less fitted kind) have a padded seat that will protect your “business” and keep you from getting too sore. <LI class=style3>Warm up on the bicycle before any intense spinning exercise and make sure you cool down and stretch also. <LI class=style3>A key to challenging spinning is lifting up and down out of the saddle (seat). Again, your form is important and you need to “put your brain in your butt”. When rising out of the saddle, make sure to lightly grip the handle bars, keep your neck and shoulders relaxed, keep your core engaged, and last but not least, keep your butt over the saddle making sure your knees don’t come forward (towards the handlebars). <LI class=style3>Make sure to stay hydrated
  • Greater resistance on the bicycle along with proper form (sitting back in the seat) will burn more calories, improve cardiovascular health and reduce body fat.

Nina

Thanks, my form is pretty good, but I'm slightly top heavy, so I end up leaning some of the time. And I was noticing just from gripping the handlebars in different position my wrist and forearms look much firmer. Thanks for the tips!

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How long would you say to wait on attending the spinning class after surgery since it's intense? I haven't had surgery yet (Dec.) but working on planning my new schedule once I have it. The Y has it twice a week where I live. The nutritionist told me if I don't exercise I won't lose the 2lbs a week I want to lose and it's important to tone while losing. I'm so excited I wish I was being banded tomorrow!

Check out the spin class now, see how you like it. Starting an exercise program now may help with recovery and how quickly you can get back into that exercise program. Again, check with your surgeon, see what he/she recommends.

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We do two positions while standing up. One where your up and over my trainer calls it. Leaning over the handle bars and gripping the front of them. The other ur basically just standing and just lightly touching the handle bars. Keeping a straight position is important for this one. So as far as positions go its probably varies by instructor.

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Yeah, and usually in the beginning the instructor has us warm up by standing up, and basically lowering your upper body over the handlebars (think pushup), then pushing up to an almost standup position, then repeating about 10 times. It works all the little muscles because you really have to stabilize yourself.

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