Spin Sucks – or does it

Listening to party political broadcast, I switch off the TV and want to take Doris, my bike for a proper ride, because this political spin sucks.

News reports tells of people sleeping in cars all night, stationary vehicles, snow and ice. Hazardous roads, strong winds. Advice coming over the radio not to go out on the roads unless necessary. Only thing to do is wrap up warm, and walk across the park to the Gym and get on the stationary bike for some beneficial spin!

Besides burning between 400-500 kcal in 40 minutes, indoor cycling also strengthens the muscles of the lower body. It tones the quadriceps and hamstrings, along with working the back and hips.

Seated Flat, with hands at the center part of the handlebars. This is Hand Position one. This position should be used only when seated, for flat road simulations and during the warm-up and cool down. Cadence between 80 and 110 RPM.

Standing Flat (also known as running), with hands wide on the back 12-14″ part of the handlebars that crosses the rider’s body. This is hand position two. Proper form for standing while running requires the body to be more upright and the back of the legs touching or enveloping the point of the saddle, with the center of gravity directly over the crank. The pressure of body weight should never rest excessively on the handlebars. Cadence is between 80 and 110 RPM

Jumps, (also known as Lifts), a combination of seated and standing with riders hands at position two for durations of between two and eight seconds. Cadence between 80 and 110 RPM.

Seated Climb with hands at position two, increased resistance and lower cadence of 60-80 RPM.

Standing Climb with hands wide and forward so the thumb tips are touching the far end of the handlebars (hand position three)and the rider is canted slightly forward so that maximum force can be exerted onto the pedals with heavy resistance and a cadence of 60-80 RPM.

I’ll ready for London to Brighton by June

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