Archive for February, 2011

Spinning –  Gel Seats and Padded Shorts

Spinning – Gel Seats and Padded Shorts

| February 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has ever taken a spinning class understands the pain of having a sore rump. While you may have the stamina and muscle endurance to take the most advanced spinning class, the rear end always separates the seasoned spinners from the beginners. Even after spending hours on wooden bleachers during basketball, football and cheerleading […]

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Can You Lose Weight Spinning?

Can You Lose Weight Spinning?

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

I can only write from personal experience and mathematics.  Personally, I’ve only been spinning for a short period of time so whether or not I’m losing weight it’s too soon to tell.  The scale did go down a pound or two but it could be a combination of spinning and dietary habits. The Mathematics of […]

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Spinning Classes: Nothing to Fear but a Sore Rear

Spinning Classes: Nothing to Fear but a Sore Rear

| February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Okay, if you’ve read any of my recent posts, you’ll know that I’m back on the bike.  It’s been about 2 weeks and my rear end is no longer sore.  I can sit through the 45 minute class with no problem. Kicking it Up a Notch Now that I can sit through 45 minutes, I’ve […]

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Late Night TV and Spinning

Late Night TV and Spinning

| February 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

The other night I was up late and was flipping through cable channels when I happened upon a Spinning infomercial.  Of course, since I just got back into spinning, I decided to watch the infomercial. The program advertised the virtues of spinning. As part of their sales pitch they showed several before and after pictures […]

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Surviving My First Spinning Class

Surviving My First Spinning Class

| February 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I took my first spinning class.  Well it wasn’t really my first spinning class.  It’s just the first spinning class that I’ve taken one in a couple of years. I re-joined the gym last week and am on my quest to get in better shape.  I knew things were going down hill when a […]

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A Pleasant Fitness Surprise

A Pleasant Fitness Surprise

| February 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

I re-joined my favorite gym last week and went for a fitness evaluation.  Much to my surprise, I’m not in as bad shape as I thought. My biggest challenge is increasing my flexibility.  My BMI was good, my body weight distribution ratio was good, my bicep strength was excellent (from lifting heavy groceries and laundry […]

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Choosing a Gym Membership (That You’ll Use)

Choosing a Gym Membership (That You’ll Use)

| February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

After my startling discovery of gaining 15 pounds, I knew I had to do something.  The snow and ice prevented me from going out for much of a run (this is the worst winter I’ve seen in years), so I realized I needed an alternative. Finding a Gym Last year I joined a local gym.  […]

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