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Spinervals?(6 posts)

Mar 7, 2001 10:44 AM
Anyone have some exerience with these videos?
re: Spinervals?PaulCL
Mar 7, 2001 12:10 PM
I own four tapes. I bought two, then my wife gave me two more for Christmas. In other words, I own too many. But....they are great to train with. The tapes get me up on the rollers and keep me there for an hour. If I didn't have the tapes, I wouldn't get on the rollers much. They are geared toward the cyclist, unlike a spinning class.
I own "Suffer-o-Rama", "Time Trial", "No wimps" (or something like that) and a Hill climbing one. All very intense. You will sweat. Alot. For $30, they are well worth the investment. If you want to buy just one, I personally hate the Time Trial the most. Its' the toughest of the four.IMHO Paul
re: Spinervals?Turtleherder
Mar 7, 2001 1:46 PM
I vote for the up hill grind (hill climbing) as the one that hurts you the most. Very good as a training aid, they make you work much harder than without them. And after awhile you want to smack the smirk off the hosts face.
Positively painfull ;-)Kathy
Mar 8, 2001 4:11 AM
You will sweat buckets. They're very intense. Not the place to start unless you have a little aerobic base. The ones I've done (I've not done them all) are best done on a stationary bike or trainer, rather than rollers, since they have you standing up a lot. Very good workouts, though!
Thank you all, I'm sold! (nm)Alan
Mar 8, 2001 5:18 AM
rollers vs trainersPaulCL
Mar 8, 2001 6:46 AM
Kathy is right. Doing these on rollers is real tough, unless you don't mind standing up. I have gotten used to standing up on my rollers, but not without a couple of mishaps. Enjoy the PAIN!