"As someone whose life has been ripped from them by severe neuropathic pain (following a bike vs car in 2010), I encourage everyone who's even remotely thinking about it, to go the yards and ride in this.
CP is an insidious disease…"
"It's worth tacking onto this post the fact that many freestyle spinning instructors are also without clue. If you find a good instructor, participate in whichever programs they teach. If you find a bad instructor, avoid them like the plague."
Im new to the forum. However as has been discussed RPM can be good and bad.
What alot of RPM instructors do is not really have a clue on cycling, they are gym instructors be it pump or someother form. Also its a business the name RPM…"
"Dean, I try and do 2-3 sessions a week - maybe more through winter. Partly that's because I've got a gym membership and so think I have to use it to justify the cost. Partly it's because I can RPM in the crappy weather, in a…"
"Crikey, he is absolutely correct imho.
Only riding is not really going to cut the mustard, try stretching and strength training with Pilates, makes a big difference and often looses muscles and tension you never thought you had.
Boxing etc is also…"
"Okay, this post is factually wrong on the following levels;
"nothing beats getting out in the fresh air and crack'n out some strava segments fo free": Well, that's not entirely true. Cracking Strava segments is great for working…"
"I was the first Spin instructor in Adelaide back in 99' when Kerry Obrien brought it in his gym. I think its good but nothing beats getting out in the fresh air and crack'n out some strava segments fo free. :)
Save your $ and get a power…"
"I recommend a balanced approach to strength vs. speed.
With RPM you get the best of both worlds - intervals of maximum load @ 70-85RPM in tracks 3,5 and 7 and intervals of moderate load @ 120-136RPM in tracks 2, 4 and 6.
Torque x speed = power.…"
"So when I say nominal I mean like what Strava watts is to a power meter... pretty much an estimate but based on one of the few tests that doesn't involve being hooked up to a breathing machine etc, just a heart rate monitor.
I use the app…"
"So do you mean increasing Vo2 max? I've been spending a lot of time on the stationary trainer over the last 2- 3 months. I've saw a significant improvement but this month I've been spending more time at zone two, just below…"
"I both agree and disagree.
If RPM isn't as hard as a freestyle class you can go harder. In tracks 3, 5 and 7 the climbing/interval efforts should be so difficult that you can barely finish the class. If that's not happening then you need…"
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