02 Mar WHY WE DO A FULL BODY WORKOUT ON A BIKE
LEARN IT THE BODHI WAY
We all know the great benefits that a spin class has one our body. Strong, toned lower body, it strengthens our heart and lungs, the list goes on. But why should your legs and butt have all the fun?
Adding some targeted strength moves from your arms, chest, back and shoulders transforms your RIDE from a cardio workout to a fun full body workout, doubling the amount of calories burnt. For those looking to gain muscle and lose fat who almost exclusively engage in spin training can significantly increase caloric expenditure and hasten fat loss by incorporating resistant training into their routine. Adding resistant training is also proven to increase recovery time. Repeatedly exposing muscles to high-intensity exercise improves resistance to fatigue, thus increasing endurance.
The thought of lifting weights while pedaling your heart out sounds like a rather confusing concept. The trick is to keep your pedal speed at a moderate pace, using enough resistance to slow down but not so much that you can’t move your legs without wiggling the rest of your body.
Another bonus of this fun style of exercise is for anyone with a busy lifestyle it allows you to complete two different sessions in to one 45minute session.