Posts Tagged ‘evo indoor cycling bike’
The one mistake I see so many people make when taking a cycling class is not having the proper cycling attire and equipment. The #1 most important piece of equipment that is overseen by an invidual taking his or her first cycling class is NOT having proper cycling shoes with clips. Without proper cycling shoes you will not burn as many calories. Regular athletic shoes have a soft mid-sole which causes a ‘bend’ and therefore a massive loss of energy and connection throughout the pedal stroke. As an individual drives the foot down and pulls up on the recovery of each pedal stroke with the strap attached to the shoe there is about a 20% of lost energy. After pedaling for thousands of revolutions, those pedal strokes add up and therefore power and calorie expenditure is lost and not being translated throughout the body. Just like any sport you need the right equipment in order to preform better and get an optimal calorie burn.
I came across an article in the L.A. Times recently that covered a cycling studio that uses weights while on the Indoor bike. I began to wonder how far we will go with indoor cycling to make it so different and unique that it suddenly becomes unsafe and dangerous. Indoor cycling is an amazing cardiovascular workout and is extremely popular among all fitness classes offered around the world. However, as with all group fitness classes, there is concern that instructors try new and ‘exciting’ ways to do certain exercises on the indoor bike and some of these moves can cause injury. Along with Jillian Michael’s on The Biggest Loser as well as doing certain cycling techniques more often than not less is more when it comes to new ways to try and re-invent certain indoor cycling techniques. Many instructors use moves that may be dangerous in the name of creativity. Indoor cycling can be very safe, but make sure you are aware of the following top 10 mistakes that instructors make while teaching class or while using your indoor bike at home. Overall when it comes to designing and planning an indoor cycling workout: Less Is More! Focus on the beats of the music and try to keep it a simple cycling routine so that everyone in class can follow no matter what level you are. 🙂 Check out our classes at Roworx for more information about cycling classes!