I slept through both spin class Saturday and Sunday this past weekend.Oops.
Sleep is more important to me right now, though, so I’m not too upset. And while normally I’d go for a run to get in some cardio, my left achilles has been acting up so I want to give it a rest. Instead I decided I’d try leading myself through a spin workout.
To be honest, I don’t really get why I thought doing a spin workout on my own would be any different than a treadmill or elliptical workout. I guess I’m just used to having an instructor in a class. To make sure I still got in a good mix of sprints, runs, and hills, I planned out my workout ahead of time.
And I think my playlist is pretty bomb.
I even used the instructor bike and plugged my ipod into the sound system. I turned the lights down and the fans on and it was like I was leading myself through my very own class.
50 Min Spin Workout
- I use a 1 through 10 system for resistance where 5 is like a flat road and 10 is barely being able to pedal. I never go below 5 except at cool down.
- Take a few seconds to recover after each song if needed
- While you’re standing in 2nd or 3rd, make sure you increase the resistance so you don’t hurt your knees!
- I’m not a certified spin instructor so ask someone at your gym if you have questions about your form
- I biked about 18 miles during this workout
Lots of the instructions will only make sense if you’ve been to a spin class before, and even still I might not use the same terminology that you’re used to. If you have any questions feel free to ask!