OMG! I am definitely SORE today! Took my first spinning class in months last night and let’s just say that I am wishing more than ever I had a standing desk today. So, let me tell you the story.
First up, here is what our spinning room looks like:
Love the room. There is also a huge TV screen where the instructor can show videos of paths, trails, etc. if they choose. Our instructor didn’t because she knew most people were either new to spinning or to these bikes and she wanted to get everyone set up and working properly. My mistake? I didn’t realize that the “gear” was almost all the way on when I started pedaling and was immediately sore. I felt something not quite right in my left knee, but made it through the class.
Also, these bikes lean – they aren’t completely upright. That was another new challenge for me. It is supposed to be more like actually riding a bike outside. This was the first spin class I have taken where we practiced turns. Also added an arm element to the workout.
I made it through the entire class – barely. My legs just didn’t want to work and by 30 minutes in sitting on the seat was incredibly painful. I had trouble getting my heart rate into the correct zone because my legs were like lead and didn’t want to go.
Any tips for getting used to spinning again? And yes, I did wear padded bikes shorts. What little they helped.
Check out the boxing room at the gym – it is almost finished! I am definitely going to get me some PINK boxing gloves and try this room out.
Since I am so sore today, I am going to move my circuit training class to Thursday and take the Cardio Aqua class today. Thinking some time in the hot tub and therapy pool will do me a world of good. That is if I get there – we are now expecting 1-2 inches of snow.
How do you recover when you are particularly sore from a workout?
Have a healthy day!