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Old 01-17-05, 08:51 AM   #1
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We have a new instructor in the spinning class and Im confused by some of the "moves" she is getting the others to do, I dont, because they seem to go against everything Ive been taught before, is she right and am I going on outdated training. (Im not an instructor, just been spinning for about 8 years now). Imagine the hover, she now asks that you lean forward ie push your legs forward, do two reps and then return to the hover position for two reps, two reps forward, two reps back etc for an entire song. Your entire body weight is still over the knees during the forward reps ie your weight travels with your knees and your knees go over your feet. Hope Ive explained the move in a way that you'd understand. Help. Am I loosing out on a valuable tool, or is this really still not on?

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Old 01-17-05, 03:56 PM   #2
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Hmmm... This sounds like something my spin instructor does. She calls them "singles." Basically, we're spinning along, out of the saddle, and then moving our weight forward for a couple of pedal strokes, then back for a couple, then forward... repeat. I never really feel like I'm getting any benefit from this, but then I'm not really sure what it's supposed to do. If this is the same thing you're doing in your class, my instructor says it's supposed to work your abs, add a little bit of arm stability back into it (usually we aren't putting any weight at all in the arms), go thru different muscles in the legs (instead of focusing on the same ones), and basically just make the sprint a little less tedious. Personally, I think she does it for the last reason, to keep us all excited, focused on her, and trying hard & following along.

My instructor is a former pro mtn biker... I trust whatever moves she does as good ones. *shrug*

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Hmmm... This sounds like something my spin instructor does. She calls them "singles." Basically, we're spinning along, out of the saddle, and then moving our weight forward for a couple of pedal strokes, then back for a couple, then forward... repeat. I never really feel like I'm getting any benefit from this, but then I'm not really sure what it's supposed to do. If this is the same thing you're doing in your class, my instructor says it's supposed to work your abs, add a little bit of arm stability back into it (usually we aren't putting any weight at all in the arms), go thru different muscles in the legs (instead of focusing on the same ones), and basically just make the sprint a little less tedious. Personally, I think she does it for the last reason, to keep us all excited, focused on her, and trying hard & following along.

My instructor is a former pro mtn biker... I trust whatever moves she does as good ones. *shrug*

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Do you actually have your weight right forward on the bike at the time of the singles, ie knees in front of feet or just moving your "bottom" backwards and forwards, ie bottom hovering over the saddle and then hovering over your knees, so your weight is still either right back or over your middle?
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