With the rising popularity of different ways to work out, there has been an expansion in ways to choose workouts that are fun and challenging to different people. If you decided that spin class is part of your regular workout routine, or just take an occasional class, you need to know some tips before you start. These tips will get the most bang for your buck because you will burn more calories in each class and get the most out of your body.
No matter how hard the class may be, or may seem, you need to always keep moving to burn the most calories in a spin class. Occasionally there is a transition in between songs where there is a quiet period. Although it seems tempting, this is not the time to take a break. Believe it or not, these lulls are the most important time to keep your body moving. Consistently moving keeps your cardiovascular system working more efficiently.
Increase the Temperature
In every spin class you are destined to break a sweat while you’re working out. It can’t hurt to turn the temperature up a little more and get even more of a sweat on. In addition, riding in a hotter room can help you burn calories at an even higher rate than spin class alone already does.
Use Proper Resistance
The first thing you need to make sure of to burn more calories in spin class is to always ride with some sort of resistance. Riding without resistance doesn’t make any sense, and you burn the least amount of calories doing that. You should also make sure that you increase your resistance by about 10% when going up a “hill”, “jog”, or doing sprints in order to really increase the amount of calories burnt.
This is the most straightforward tip of them all but arguable the most important, and it is that you have to push yourself to the limits if you want to maximize the number of calories you burn. You should almost feel like you cannot do it to know that you are working your absolute hardest. Put the resistance up and commit to it; you’ll thank yourself after the workout.
Another contributing factor to spin class success is how you prepare your body before spin class. You should always make sure to hydrate if you are coming to spin class, but also don’t go in on an empty stomach. Make sure that you have a light meal and try to get some natural sugar into your body for energy. The light meal can be something like fruit or a protein bar to provide some energy and help boost your calorie burn.
Do Not Bounce
Something that a lot of people who take spin class like to do is bounce as they ride the bike for one reason or another. If you bounce as you ride the bike, it will not only stress your joints more but it will also take away from the caloric burn.
Cleaning Your Spin Class Gear
During spin class, it is almost guaranteed to get hot and sweaty, which if you didn’t know can lead to the buildup of germs and bacteria that cause illness and disease. To protect yourself from this happening to you, clean your gear off with Clear Gear Sports Spray. Our products have been scientifically proven to protect your gear from any sport or workout, not just spin class. To learn more about Clear Gear and our story, don’t hesitate to contact us today.