Spinning is a form of exercise with classes focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity (race days) and recovery.
The workout employs a stationary bike, which has various tension levels and is an excellent method to burn some calories and relieves stress.
There are numerous benefits of the spinning workout:
- Spinning workout for 45 minutes allows you to burn around 500 calories, which is a huge amount when compared to other types of workout.
- The spinning workout helps you build some muscle tone. The workout will focus on the core muscles, as well as the buttocks and thighs. You can increase and decrease the tension on the bike, this is similar to riding up and down the hill while you pedal, and you will work your thighs and calves. If you maintain the correct position on the bike, you will also work on your abdominal muscles. When you pedal faster, you are likely to burn fat. When you pedal slower and have a higher tension, you will work your muscles.
- If you opt for regular spinning classes, you will build an increase in cardio-endurance. This is beneficial, especially if you experience weakness after an insignificant effort such as climbing stairs.
- While running or jogging may present a high risk of injury, spinning class is less likely to cause any injuries, however, it is recommended to stretch prior to the spinning class, so that you don’t pull any muscles.