Spinning Tips: Riding Positions
It is important in the Spinning program to work on form and fluidity. Eliminating unnecessary movements will maximize the efficiency of the workout and leave the rider energized instead of fatigued. The Spinning program focuses on five core positions:
Seated Flat: Sitting down with hands close together on the flat horizontal part of the handlebars
Seated Climb: Sitting down with hands wide on the horizontal part of the handle bars
Standing Flat: Standing up with hands wide on the horizontal part of the handle bars
Standing Climb: Standing up with hands on the vertical part of the handle bars
Jumps: Transitions between seated and standing positions while hands remain wide on the horizontal part of the handle bars
Spinning Tips: Riding Form
1. Form focus. Always stay in control and focus on form and smooth transitions.
2. Right resistance. There should always be some resistance on the pedals. Familiarize with all movements at a moderate pace before attempting to increase speed.
3. Stay still. Excessive upper body movements on the bike can be unsafe and should not be used in a Spinning class. A few of the movements to watch out for include push-ups, twists, crunches, shoulder drops and cornering.
4. SOS! The last and most important tip is don’t be afraid to ask for help. All certified Spinning instructors will be able to assist in setting up the Spinner bike properly and to ensure proper form for all riders.
Who’s ready to Spin?! —Erin