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Spinning (Read 4318 times)

    I would consider doing a spin class, but now it comes down to sweating too much and the whole embarressment of that.    

     

    You're embarrassed about sweating whilst exercising? Confused

      You're embarrassed about sweating whilst exercising? Confused

       

      I always thought the puddles of sweat after a spin class were a cool thing


      Needs more cowbell!

        I thought sweat was a sign of increased fitness...so why would sweat be a bad thing?

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          >> You're embarrassed about sweating whilst exercising? Confused

           

          Lots of people are embarrassed about sweating during spin class.  Especially the idea that they might be slinging it onto others nearby.

           

          To the embarrassed person: sweating is normal, sweating's gonna happen, try not to worry about it.  Everybody does it and you get a good workout.

           

          Now let's sweat to the oldies.  And the techno.  Weee.

           

            You're embarrassed about sweating whilst exercising? Confused

             

            No kidding.  Spin at my gym is taught by multiple instructors and a few of them actually get upset if they don't see sweat dripping off you.  Heck, if I don't have to clean up a little puddle of sweat under my bike after class, I know I didn't work hard enough.


            ultramarathon/triathlete

              Question:  Is there really a difference between a normal everyday stationary bike and a "spin" bike?    

               

              The answer is probably more complex then yes or no.  BUT, if you're only going for a calorie burn and can be motivated do go hard regardless of the "kind" of bike, I bet the answer is there is no difference.

               

              If you are training for, say, an Ironman, and spend all your time on an indoor bike, it "probably" will not translate into as good of a workout as it would if you were on the road (though some people train this way, especially in cold climates).  Same with the kind of bike, a spin bike being a little closer (probably) to the geometry of a real bike than a "regular" gym bike is.  But I don't think that means one will burn more calories.

               

              But all that aside, if you're willing to spend 45 minutes sweating your ass off, for the gains of fitness, my money would say a bike is a bike is a bike.  It's going to be all about how much you put into it, how hard you go.  If one has an advantage over the other, I'd wager it's marginal. 

               

              Get on the bike, any bike, go hard (and eat right, as an above posted noted) and you'll lose weight quickly too.

               

              If you really want to burn calories, though, run.

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                Oh no no no.  There is a huge difference.  Go compare and you will realize it immediately. 

                 

                Question:  Is there really a difference between a normal everyday stationary bike and a "spin" bike?    

                 

                The answer is probably more complex then yes or no.  BUT, if you're only going for a calorie burn and can be motivated do go hard regardless of the "kind" of bike, I bet the answer is there is no difference.

                 

                If you are training for, say, an Ironman, and spend all your time on an indoor bike, it "probably" will not translate into as good of a workout as it would if you were on the road (though some people train this way, especially in cold climates).  Same with the kind of bike, a spin bike being a little closer (probably) to the geometry of a real bike than a "regular" gym bike is.  But I don't think that means one will burn more calories.

                 

                But all that aside, if you're willing to spend 45 minutes sweating your ass off, for the gains of fitness, my money would say a bike is a bike is a bike.  It's going to be all about how much you put into it, how hard you go.  If one has an advantage over the other, I'd wager it's marginal. 

                 

                Get on the bike, any bike, go hard (and eat right, as an above posted noted) and you'll lose weight quickly too.

                 

                If you really want to burn calories, though, run.

                  Lots of people are embarrassed about sweating during spin class.  Especially the idea that they might be slinging it onto others nearby.

                  I had a cycling evaluation yesterday, and I sweat like zoom-- er, I sweat a lot.  Quite the puddle under the bike when I was through.  And the bike was wet.  And I was talking to the trainer woman, made some gesture, and saw sweat drops go flying.  Not cool.

                  “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

                    I had a cycling evaluation yesterday, and I sweat like zoom-- er, I sweat a lot.  Quite the puddle under the bike when I was through.  And the bike was wet.  And I was talking to the trainer woman, made some gesture, and saw sweat drops go flying.  Not cool.

                     

                    We must be twins.

                     

                    I'm the girl who has sweat drops dripping at the end of her ball cap.

                     

                    I'm the girl who has to change ball caps at least twice if I'm doing a boot camp class ( yes, even in the winter )  If I'm working out inside, I sweat.   mean really sweat. 

                     

                    I took a silly Jazzercise class one, and the sweat poured onto the gym floor, and someone slipped on it. 

                     

                    Now that's not cool.

                     

                    Oh,  yeah, I was sweating so bad Tuesday, that I was afraid to pass anyone, since the sweat was bouncing off my arms and hands.   

                     

                    I'm gross.  I sweat more than most people, that's for sure.  Although, when my father comes to visit, he carries a hand towel for a sweat rag !

                    - Anya

                      We must be twins.

                       

                      I'm the girl who has sweat drops dripping at the end of her ball cap.

                       

                      I'm the girl who has to change ball caps at least twice if I'm doing a boot camp class ( yes, even in the winter )  If I'm working out inside, I sweat.   mean really sweat. 

                       

                      I took a silly Jazzercise class one, and the sweat poured onto the gym floor, and someone slipped on it. 

                       

                      Now that's not cool.

                       

                      Oh,  yeah, I was sweating so bad Tuesday, that I was afraid to pass anyone, since the sweat was bouncing off my arms and hands.   

                       

                      I'm gross.  I sweat more than most people, that's for sure.  Although, when my father comes to visit, he carries a hand towel for a sweat rag !

                       

                      Oh, stop it! You're getting me all excited. Big grin

                        I'm gross.  I sweat more than most people, that's for sure.  Although, when my father comes to visit, he carries a hand towel for a sweat rag !

                         

                         Sweating is not gross. It's a beautiful biological mechanism which was one of many which led to the dominance of mankind over the rest of the animal kingdom. Pronation is another beautiful mechanism but don't get me started on that.

                         

                        Anyway, why not take a towel or two to the spin class with you? It's quite common to see people with small towels during spinning or circuits classes. Headbands and wristbands should help out a bit, too. Spinning is an excellent way to get a good hard workout, if I didn't run then I'd be there all the time.

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