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Who else thinks spin classes are stupid? -nm(17 posts)

Who else thinks spin classes are stupid? -nmbenja15
Feb 8, 2003 2:52 PM
You're right. Pounding your meat at home is betterInhighgear
Feb 8, 2003 2:56 PM
Road always is beat. But with no trainer it at least beats away no-ride depression.
The secret is to find a good instructorPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 8, 2003 10:45 PM
I'm an instructor and I've been to other peoples classes. Some completely resemble an aerobics class where others are actual bike workouts. I like to think mine are like bike workouts too. Its just a matter of finding an instructor thats right for you... some people love the aerobics like classes but a lot of even non-cyclists like the authenticity of a workout that is more real.

ME ME ME ME ME ME ME,Lazywriter
Feb 9, 2003 9:02 AM
Nick, you sound like a fu(king oprea singer. Get it????
Feb 9, 2003 2:23 PM
Where in that post did I say anything about myself Lazy. And when I do give advice sometimes its from experience... I'm not gonna say this guy I know does this so you should too. Quit being such a bitch.

The fact that you cannot even see my point isLazywriter
Feb 9, 2003 2:48 PM
evidence of the narcissism I accuse you of. You actually deflected the topic onto yourself by your implications. I am just busting your balls btw. I know you are young and most people are a bit egocentric at your age on top of the fact you are an accomplished athlete. Lord help us.
The fact that you cannot even see my point ismoo2
Feb 9, 2003 3:35 PM
Speaking of young, why don't you grow up?

Geez, leave the guy alone. Sure he's made his share of blunders here in la-la-internet land, but all I see is you following him around from post to post harassing him. Give it a rest.

This is exactly why I avoid Usenet at all costs. It's rare to find a thread in the rec.bicycles groups that doesn't erupt into some childish flaming. I thought I found a good thing over here ar RBR, but I guess I was wrong. Morons are everywhere.
The fact that you cannot even see my point isjtolleson
Feb 9, 2003 6:01 PM
ahh, don't judge the whole board by our resident ill-mannered troll. He never joins in on a conversation that doesn't involve him bashing someone or something.

My solution? As others here have wisely said "Don't feed the troll."

It is a good group. Stick around.
Bovines and dogsWoof the dog
Feb 10, 2003 12:35 AM
Moooooo Mooo mooooooooooo mooooooooo

hee hee hee

Woof the dog

P.S. maturity my ass. Being immature is the only reason I come to this forum in the first place.
When you put it that wayPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 9, 2003 7:08 PM
Sorry... not the happiest person then your history preceded you. Just like mine tends to precede me. For the record I'm hardly an accomplished athlete... but I hope I'm heading in that direction. As for the ego that I'll admit to... but confidence isn't a completely bad thing.

Just use the facalities...not the instruction.enclavecat
Feb 9, 2003 8:48 AM
I frequently use spinning classes during the winter or when my work schedule keeps me from having any daylight hours to ride. I have come to realize that most spinning instructors have little experience on a non-stationary bike since their uncontrollable flailing and upper body movement would cause them to lose thier balance and wipe out the first light pole or parked car they came to. It is unfortunate to think that they may be transferring this misguided teaching to people who are thinking about actually buying a real bike and joining our ranks. However the controlled climate and upbeat music can add a little something to your normally dry indoor workout.

I look for an instructor that either has experience or will let me do my own thing. If niether of these are available I will dissappear into the back of the class and have my own way with my hour. Also if your gym allows it try to find back to back classes that you can just stay in since most of us ride for more than an hour at a time.

Remember you are paying to use your time as you aint like going to school where you have to follow the curriculum.
Not me.High Gear
Feb 9, 2003 9:15 AM
I just did my first class yesterday. Yes, it's not like real-life cycling with all the jumps and out of the saddle riding. But you are still using all your cycling muscles. It helped me to push on, lookind at all the other riders suffering like me. I think my out of the saddle climbing will be improved too. Face it, we are all trying to keep our weight down and hold onto a little of our past seasons fitness, and this will help do just that. Nothing in the gym is like riding on the road. The only thing that has helped me in the past years while going to the gym is keeping the weight off and some leg muscle strength training. Even doing 300lbs. squats had it's limitations for road riding.
Feb 9, 2003 11:19 AM
I love 'em. They've made me a better cyclist, and they push my interval work a lot better than the trainer in front of the TV.

And I've met some nice folks, too.
Not me.Woof the dog
Feb 9, 2003 12:52 PM
What are you trying to say, that everybody here (or maybe all the cyclists in general) try to keep their weight down in the winter?

Personally, I have trouble gaining weight.

Face what?

Woof the dog.
yeah but you're a dogColnagoFE
Feb 10, 2003 9:31 AM
Do you really have trouble gaining weight? I suppose I was like that before I turned 30, but not any more. It's not just weight's maintaining some level of aerobic base so you don't have to start from scratch in the spring.
Not I.Steve98501
Feb 9, 2003 12:39 PM
Spin class at my gym is led by racers and hammerheads. I'm in my 6th season of spinning. Perhaps ironically, spinning is what got me into cycling. A lot of club riders participate in our spin classes, and at their encouragement, bought a bike, joined with them, and added a very rewarding dimension to my life. Oh, and the workout, while only an hour, is a hammerfest. Need to mop the sweat off the floor afterwards. So, altho it's not a real ride, the bike conditioning is very real, and it shows when the club rides begin in April.
Not me !superdog
Feb 9, 2003 8:30 PM
If it weren't for spinning class, spring would roll around and I'd be fat and out of shape and not at all ready to race. Because of spinning class, when March gets here I'll be skinny, almost in shape and almost ready to race.