Hello and Happy Hump Day! Hope you are having a fantastic week! Tomorrow on the blog I will share an update on my foot. Today we are going to talk about cycling / biking / spinning.
This past Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day. So, I got back on my bike after many, many months off. Lately, I have always found a reason or excuse not to get on my bike and that needs to change.
Something that also needs to change? My posture while riding the bike!
One of the reasons I don’t enjoy riding the bike is I stress out to begin with and lock my elbows and grip the handlebars so tight I can hardly move my arms/hands. Within 10-15 minutes, I am so uncomfortable that it is hard to continue riding. My hands stiffen up so much that shifting gears is hard.
So, I need your advice. How do you relax and enjoy biking/spinning? This happens to me whether I am on a bike outside or inside in a spinning class. Tell me! Share your blog posts about this with me. I need all pointers I can get.
UPDATED: My bike is a Trek 7.5 FX. They consider is a fitness bike – combo road bike and city bike. I did purchase my bike from a professional bike shop and got fitted at that time. It has been two years though, so should I take it back for another fitting? Also, I do get help from the spinning instructor each time to make sure I have the proper fit of the spin bikes. Currently I only ride in empty parking lots – NOT on the road with other cars.
Have a healthy day!