Pre Spinning Suggestions For An Indoor Cyclist

Being fit is now a  trend and there are  lots of tips that came out to have this dream fitness and Spinning is the most used technique to burn those calories regardless of that varying fitness level. However, it doesn’t mean that once you put on those shoes and strapped yourself for another session, you’ve already become invincible. So, despite of being very confident and directly jump on that rigorous workout, you would rather be prepared for a more amazing result. So fit like us asked a more reliable source —the cycle House Chief Ride Officer Nichelle Hines and she shared her ideas and gave us five tips to make a beginner look like a pro.


Preparing your body

The best preparation prior the spinning session is what makes it a successful class once you’ve started the workout. It is also  vital to have a right amount meal before spinning not too hungry nor too full and also you should be well hydrated by drinking  lots of water so you wouldn’t feel thirsty. You wouldn’t want to collapse during the workout because you started with an empty stomach, right? You need energy, so you eat an adequate amount to be energized.

Not sure what to eat? Here are some of the list of best pre (and post) workout snack

  • Perfect yogurt parfait

Mix ¼ cup nonfat yogurt, ½ cup whole grain cereal and ½ cup fresh strawberries.

  • Protein Creamcicle

Mix protein powder, a cup of ice and orange juice and also a scoop vanilla then blend them together.

  • Dressed up oats

For a longer workout, its advice to have a ½ cup cooked steel-cut oats with 1 tablespoon dried fruit and a tablespoon of shaved almonds

  • Energy in a bar

A bar for a the most natural ingredients is also a better option but it still it require a protein count and checking of sugar content.

  • Veggie omelet

2 whole eggs combined with 1 teaspoon of water and 1 cup sautéed seasonal veggies.

  • Choco-tropical trail mix

Blend the mixture of a ½ handful of dark chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, banana chips and dried coconut

  • Protein pancakes

Mix 4 egg whites, 1/8 teaspoon baking powder, ½ cup rolled oats, ½ cup low fat cottage cheese, and ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract. Put preheated griddle until it bubbles, then cook for another 30-60 seconds and finally top it with sliced banana or fresh berries.

  • Protein bar

It’s better to search for bars with 10-30 grams of protein and less than 10 grams of sugar.

  • Tuna crackers

Mix a tuna salad then add two spoonfuls of whole grain crackers.

  • Egg scramble

2-3 whole scrambled eggs mixed with onions, bell peppers and spinach.

Body Balancing

The abdominal muscle of the riders is also involved in the workout. The abdominal strength is the one that should keep you suspended and balanced and the handlebars are not something to hold you up but rather for the proper balancing.

Knees and feet position

Fatigue riders often bow their knees to the sides and it may strain the knee of the rider. Hines said that it is very critical that the knees should be pointed straight to avoid any ankle injury.

Shoulder form

Relaxed shoulder will make the rider engage to the core. Remember to keep the feet flat and straight knees

It is very important to follow the instruction of the instructor because they know how to do it properly. They are the experts not you, so they have already planned the best sessions for you. But if you have already learned the do’s and don’ts of the proper spinning, you can do it effectively even at your own home with your best indoor spin bikes. When you are a beginner of cycling, some spinning bikes have their own dvd guide that you can follow. You can still achieve your fitness goal even without a trainer.