Calorie and Energy Expenditure Information
Using Studio Bike
Spinning - Indoor Cycling
Also known as studio cycling, spinning is road cycling brought indoors. It simulates riding a bike with the use of a fly wheel that picks up speed when you pedal, so you feel as if youre actually going down (or up) hills. Spinning classes are popular around the country and in particular with people who want to lose weight and burn calories at a high rate.
How Many Calories Does Spinning Burn?
60 minutes on a studio bike burns 600-800 calories. [This is based on a 150-pound woman. If you weigh more, youll burn extra calories; if you weigh less, youll burn fewer calories.]
How Does Spinning Help Weight Loss?
Spinning pumps blood and oxygen around the body quickly, which increases the pace at which we burn body fat. It burns as many calories as a rowing machine worked at race pace. It tones the entire lower body, especially the butt and front of the thighs. If you do a lot of standing (known as jumps), youll strengthen your abdominal muscles. For details of other cycles, see Indoor Exercise Bikes
How Often Should I Use a Studio Bike?
How To Start Spinning?
Using a studio bike (spinning) is a tough aerobic and lower body workout. Take a beginners class to start with, as it's not as intense as medium or advanced classes. You need to build speed and stamina gradually.
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