Spinning cycling is one of the most productive and impressive ways to cut down extra calories, just having fun or training for real road cycling activities. There are numerous other benefits that can be realized by making spinning your treasured training system. Spinning is widely celebrated as one method of increasing cardiovascular endurance and also maximum toning your legs.
One important thing to remember is that spinning bike is totally different from the normal bike that is seen lined up in every gym or on roads. It was specifically engineered to simulate the actual road bike for cyclists to use for training activities as its main purpose.
It is often cumbersome or unsuitable to always get out and train outdoors, so spinning would be one great training option under such circumstances.
Spinning bikes are designed to accommodate all sizes, shapes, and abilities of users. With these bikes you to adjust your saddle, seat, and handlebar positions so as to create the perfect fit. Proper bike adjustment allows you to achieve commendable results from spinning movements and also minimizes the risk of injuries. Let us look at some of the settings.
How to Adjust a Spin Bike Properly
- Foot Position. When you are using toe cages and straps, it is upon you to ensure that you align the ball of your foot over the middle of the pedal. This is undoubtedly the strongest, most rigid, and widest part of your foot and therefore provides the most effective and comfortable position of the foot. When you are using pedals with no clips, it is advisable that you ensure your cleats are properly aligned on your shoe so that the positioning of the ball of your foot is on the middle of the pedal.
- Height of the Seat. Effective adjustment of your bike’s seat is an effortless method of improving the safety and comfort of your ride. It is very simple to determine the proper height; you should just place both of your feet onto the pedals and then clip into them or just place your feet in the toe cages. After this, rotate the pedals until one leg gets to the bottom of the pedal stroke. That leg should have a 145 to 155 degree bend on the knee.
- Fore/Aft Position of the Seat. The seat of the bike is capable of adjusting forward and backward. This mechanism enables your knees to be adequately aligned in a position relative to your feet. Before you start spinning, you are required to sit on the saddle in a riding position. Your hands should be on the handlebars and the balls of your feet at the middle of the pedals. Check the alignment of your body using your forward leg. Have someone hold a plump line or just picture an imaginary vertical line from the center of your kneecap straight down to the middle of the pedal. The position of your seat will be properly set when your kneecap is vertically above the middle of the pedal.
- Height of the Handlebar. Handlebar height should be properly adjusted to a position that is comfortable so that strain on your neck and back is limited.
Although there may be other techniques on how to adjust a spin bike, I believe beyond any reasonable doubt that the methods I have described above will help you a great deal especially if you are a beginner. You can ask your instructor for more.