You can lose fat on your hips, abdomen, and legs by riding a spinning bike. To avoid heat or chill, many people choose to ride a spinning bike in the gym or at home, which helps them lose weight effectively. It is recommended that you combine cycling with other activities to lose weight all over.
While riding a spinning bike, your legs get exercised the most. As you need to keep pedaling with muscles on your legs, fat on these parts is consumed quickly to make your legs slimmer.
While riding a spinning bike, the muscle group of your abdomen is exercised along with the moves of your legs. This activates your abdomen and makes it firm.
While riding a spinning bike, you need to use the muscles of your legs, waist, and hips. Hence, the muscles of your hips can be better exercised to become tight and attractive.
Riding a spinning bike as a safer and more efficient type of aerobic exercise is becoming increasingly popular. So what factors need to be considered to select a bike suitable for you? Here you can find the answers (how to choose a spin bike).
Exercise is good for your health but excessive exercise isn’t. No matter how good the course may be, riding a bike on a daily basis is not recommended.
Riding a spinning bike is an aerobic activity, so it takes some time for you to recover after doing it. Riding a spinning bike every day can be harmful to your knees. It is recommended that you ride it while also arranging other physical activities. Three to four times a week is the optimal frequency to ride a spinning bike.
Both proper diet and exercise are vital in sustaining health. If the two complement each other perfectly, it brings considerable benefits to health. On the other hand, an inappropriate diet coming after exercise will do harm. Subsequent to training, we often feel starving as we have consumed a lot of energy. Some of us tend to grab something to eat immediately. However, the post-training diet should be well scheduled, that is, sixty minutes after we have stopped exercising so that our body is able to rest before taking any food.
What to eat after exercise is important too. Some may think that as they have consumed a great amount of energy, it is necessary to supplement in time. Eventually, they include a lot of meat into their diet list. The fact is that, following exercise, there is no need to rush into supplements like this. Instead, eating some digestible food is more beneficial to the body.
Though our body is in need of a high intake after finishing exercise, we can neither satisfy that impulse recklessly nor ignore it. Also, eating too much increases the burden on the stomach. Given that the blood runs all over our body during exercise, our stomach is not prepared for dealing with that much intake.
It would be great to drink some water or have some fruit and vegetables half an hour after exercise to keep our throat hydrated as it may be dry and the body is dehydrated at the moment. Just because of this, taking dry food may hurt our throat. Physical fitness experts recommend that no acid foods such as meat and fish be taken after doing exercise. Foods like these tend to cause our blood acidic, which does no good to relieve fatigue and on the contrary, throws our body into unpleasant soreness and swelling.
If you do exercise quite regularly, you can have some foods that supplement microelements. Only by keeping your body sufficiently energized can you avoid a starving feeling. Having physical training with specific goals in mind is especially important.
Of course, make sure you will not start your training with an empty stomach. Have no idea what to eat, find out here: WHAT TO EAT BEFORE TRAINING.
Some people get used to doing the training on an empty stomach. This in fact runs counter to the purpose of losing weight.
During energy metabolism, consuming fat requires the assistance of an appropriate amount of glucose. Glucose is the major source of energy in the early stage of exercise and serves also as an indispensable fuel for strenuous exercise. Fat is liable to be insufficiently burned due to a lack of energy (glucose) intake. As a result, the energy source for aerobic exercise is impeded. Besides, this may lead to reduced training efficiency or even muscle loss due to low blood sugar.
Bananas are known as the optimal tonic among fruits as it contains lots of carbohydrates and adequate sugar that furnish the energy you need before exercise and supplement the glucose you have consumed in training.
They are also rich in vitamins and minerals, including potassium ions important for muscle contraction, magnesium ions critical for energy conversion, vitamin B6 helpful to protein metabolism, vitamin C necessary for hormone synthesis, etc. Generally speaking, bananas are of great nutritional value.
The most worthy point is that the fruit is fairly available and affordable. It is recommended that you eat 1-2 bananas half an hour before exercise as reserved energy to be consumed later, and eat one immediately after exercise. By doing so, your muscles can quickly get supplemented with the lost sugar to improve exercising efficiency.
The ideal pre-training diet should include protein foods that are easy to digest and absorb, as well as slow-digesting carbohydrates such as fruit, oatmeal, or whole wheat bread. It would be better to eat these foods 1 hour before training. (You can also add a handful of nuts, such as peanuts and almonds) Such a combination enhances your physical strength in training and facilitates the recovery and growth of muscles. Slow-digesting carbohydrates also help in maintaining a low insulin level, thereby ensuring the fat-burning process is not hindered.
Many female participants wonder if riding a spinning bike will cause their legs to get bigger in size. Exercising your legs to be thicker simply by riding the indoor cycling bike is barely possible. It requires you to keep breaking through your strength limits so that you can stimulate the growth of your leg muscles. In addition to that, you need sufficient protein and keep a good bedtime routine. Even if highly intensive cycling courses do help you exercise your lower limbs, it is basically your hips that start to grow first.
Riding a spinning bike burns fat all over your body and improves your body shape in an attractive way. In fact, it is just not that easy to grow leg muscles. You may feel your calves become bigger sometimes after exercise. It is actually the result of blood circulation and will recover after a while, so there is no need to worry about it.
To ride a spinning bike, you should first adjust the seat to the height of your hips so that your legs can be straightened during pedaling. While doing exercise, make sure you are pedaling with the front part of your soles instead of others. Moreover, remember to stretch your legs both before and after cycling, which helps avoid injuries and even out your muscles.
Follow us to complete the stretching routine to relax your body.
Full of vigor and passion, the spin bike is pretty popular with young people, which enables you to exercise with music. While sweating, you lose fat and drop trouble. In addition, most household spin bikes are small in size and widely used, thus being the first choice for the whole family to exercise. Then how to choose a spin bike? Here are four focuses when choosing a spin bike.
I. Bike body
1. At present, there are many kinds of spin bikes on the market. Each company has its own practices for the structural design of the bike body, such as X-shaped design, central double-fork design, and V-shaped design.
2. Note whether the design can evenly distribute the gravity of the rider so that the bike body can be stable without shaking during riding, and the damage to the bake is relatively slight.
3. Pipes are easy to compare. The thinner the circular pipe, the poorer the bearing capacity. The thicker the square pipe or elliptical pipe, the greater the bearing capacity, and the better the ride stability.
1. For the flywheel, pay attention to nothing more than its material and weight. It is generally made of iron and aluminum.
2. Most of the flywheels on the market are made of iron, whereas the more advanced flywheels prefer aluminum.
III. Resistance and brake
1. Most spin bikes use friction to form resistance to the brake, which inevitably generates certain noise and is easy to wear the resistance wheel.
2. The gasket material used for friction is vital, and attention must be paid to its maintenance. The spin bike makes riders sweat, as a result, corresponding measures should be taken to avoid rust on iron products.
IV. Magnetic resistance system
1. The magnetic resistance system uses the contact surface between the magnet and aluminum to generate an eddy current to form resistance. The larger the contact area, the stronger the resistance generated by eddy current.
2. This braking resistance mode will not produce debris caused by friction, and no matter how much the resistance is, there will be no friction sound when stepping on the pedal, and the operation is quite smooth.
V. Electromagnetic resistance + smart connection
1. Now, the most advanced smart electromagnetic resistance spin bike is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, which can be used to wirelessly connect the mainstream sports apps on the market to allow the riders to enjoy more programs. The bike resistance can be automatically adjusted according to programs, without manual operation at all. Simple follow-up training can maximize the fitness effect.
2. Higher power accuracy. As an important indicator of sports ability evaluation, the concept of power has been gradually popularized in the professional sports field. Electromagnetic resistance bikes can not only make the power value more accurate but also accurately match the program resistance according to your sports ability so that you can half the work with double results.
What is the best spin bike brand? Everyone may have an answer to this question. Find out more bikes here, and choose the most suitable one instead of the most expensive one.
Spin bikes are easy to use and highly effective in fat burning, thus being popular with fitness people. During use, there are many things to pay attention to. If the posture is incorrect, it will not only fail to achieve the exercise targets but also cause damage to the body.
Four key points of the correct posture for riding a spin bike
1. Seat height
Before using a spin bike, check and adjust it to avoid some injuries from the beginning and exercise in the most comfortable posture.
The most appropriate height of the spin bike seat is the height close to the human buttock when standing upright beside the bike, at which the knee joint can form a slight curvature when the pedal is at the lowest point.
Do not make the seat too low, otherwise, too much pressure will be exerted on the knee, and the knee joint is at great risk of damage; do not make it too high either, which is not conducive to exercise.
2. Distance between seat and handle
The short distance between the seat and the handle means a short distance between the body and the handle, which forces the knee joint forward and exerts pressure on the knee joint, causing greater injury.
The knee should not be above the toe tip when using a spin bike. However, the seat should not be too far from the handle.
3. Handle height
Some people like to adjust the height of the handle to a very low level so that the spine has a big curve and the whole body is bowed.
This posture may be handsome, stylish, and convenient for leg exercise in the beginning;
however, long-term exercise in such a way may have adverse effects on the spine, especially the cervical vertebra and lumbar vertebra. In severe cases, hospitals may be required.
Under normal circumstances, after adjusting the seat, adjust the handle to the height of the seat, keep the back as straight as possible, and exercise normally and reasonably.
4. Gradually adjust resistance in your first ride
Spin bikes have a braking system, but their wheels are much heavier than those of ordinary bikes. If you cannot control the rotating force, you may be injured.
Before use, you can add some resistance according to your leg strength and body condition, and use the brake reasonably and correctly.
The fat burning and trimming effect of the spin bike is great, but also because of the high intensity of exercise, you are prone to injuries. During exercise, attention must be paid to the correct posture and the amount of exercise. Exercise should be scientific and reasonable.
There is no doubt that anyone with basic exercise experience knows that long-term consistent exercise is conducive to muscle strength enhancement.
You may schedule your riding time: three to four times a week, and 40 to 60 minutes for each time. A proper ride will shape the muscles well.
Spin bikes are used to exercise the muscles of the lower limbs, which maintain the legs and buttocks in a better shape.
II. Enhancing cardiorespiratory fitness
Spin bike riding is an aerobic exercise that burns about 500 kilocalories per program and greatly enhances the cardiorespiratory fitness of riders.
All parts of the human body depend on oxygen. Oxygen burns the energy stored in the body to activate the organs and muscles. Good cardiorespiratory fitness guarantees good physical function, therefore, chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, endocrine system diseases, and respiratory system diseases are less likely to occur.
III. Creating the atmosphere
The reason why using “spin” in the name of the bike is that the word presents a stronger rhythm and more interesting feeling. For both online and offline group training, riders can adjust riding speeds and resistance according to the rhythm of the playing rhythmic music, which allows the exercise process more passionate and makes it easier for riders to adhere to and achieve goals.
The spinning bike, similar to the normal bike comprised of the handlebar, seat, pedal, and flywheel, is stably connected as a whole. However, thanks to scientific hardware design, the spinning bike performs better by following ergonomic design principles, making the cycling posture more comfortable.
Professional cyclists, before cycling, will make specialized adjustments to the distance from the seat to the handlebar of the spinning bike. Of course, before riding the spinning bike, we should adjust the height of the seat and handlebar to find the best posture for cycling.
The above pictures show the common design for height adjustments and braking in the market. Magene Smart Bike has not only optimized these functions but also developed the smart control resistance to make operations easier and facilitate smoother training. The above-mentioned is not enough to make the spinning bike excellent. What matters most is the scientific and rigorous control system for test and resistance detection.
MAGENE uses the electromagnetic resistance based on the normal bike and adds the electronic control device to the G801 spin bike. The size of the current through the iron core can change the magnetic field strength around the flywheel, creating resistance to hinder the flywheel movement. It simulates the actual road conditions and gives feedback to users, creating an outdoor-like cycling experience. In addition, the accurate calculation of torque and cadence values can provide multiple exercise parameters to users, thus improving cycling efficiency and increasing work effectiveness to avoid ineffective output.
Now, follow Onelap coach, and let’s look at the detailed structural breakdown of Magene Smart Bike:
The patented and mm-precision quick-release developed by our own is no longer restricted to the traditional bike adjustments of the hole position with the fixed height. Even non-professional cyclists can make fitting freely.
I. Seatpost + Handlebar with Any Height Adjustable from 155 to 185cm
II. Mobile Phone and Pad Sucker, Say Goodbye to Black and White Screens
Fix mobile phone or pad with one hand. It supports mobile phones and pads of any size. Release lightly and it’s fixed stably.
III. Smart Electromagnetic Resistance, 100-level Resistance Adjustment
The resistance supports adjustments from 0 to 99, creating a seamless transition of the exercise intensity and rejecting the improper fitness method without feedback, and relying on pure hand-twisting adjustments.
The resistance size is adjusted mainly through the main control board to control the current size intelligently, without any friction, no required manual switch. The more accurate the adjustment, the more uniform the resistance. The iron core generates resistance through the eddy current magnetic field to hinder the dead flywheel movement. The stronger the magnetic field, the greater the resistance.
IV. View Resistance Level and Power Value at Any Time
The low-end spinning bike sold in the market does not provide cadence, resistance, and other values, but is also unable to connect with the game or applications to provide feedback. Due to a lack of real resistance and the actual road conditions, it is impossible to provide genuine feedback on the exercise effect.
The Magene spinning bike provides more accurate training data, rather than a blind focus on cadence.
V. Coverage Less than 0.5 Square Meters
The light bike body has a net weight of only 30kg, covering an area of less than 0.5 square meters. The rollers on the front floor pipe move smoothly. It can ensure exercise security during its use. And when not in use, this exquisite and compact product can be put away, not taking up space.
VI. Sensitive Speed Test, even to Test a Cadence of 200 RPM with Ease
The speed test adopts the ultra-high sensitivity chip. Even when the national professional player performs the highly intensive training, it can detect the cycling speed with ease and provide the real-time cadence value.
VII. Q Factor: 155mm
The self-developed crank of high strength ensures a lower Q factor. Compared with iron cranks, the crank looks more awesome with greater strength.
The Q factor is the distance between two cranks, commonly known as the pedal stance width. A distance of 155mm between two feet is found to be the best for cycling based on the ergonomic design principles and tests by hardware developers. The 155mm is the most comfortable and effective stance width as the knees are perpendicular to the power point, making the pedaling more efficient.
VIII. Fixed Gear with Fan Blades
The self-developed fixed gear with fan blades can dissipate heat from system operation timely. Compared with the bladeless electromagnetic flywheel, the temperature is lower by 10 degrees.
IX. Colorful Ambient Light
The colorful ambient light enables us to straightforwardly learn about the self-power or the heart rate zone, as well as the training intensity.
—Exercise status without the heart rate monitor: recognize and output the power range according to the always-on model: [red above 91%] [yellow 81-90%] [green 71-80%] [blue 61-70%] [white 0-60%]
—Exercise status with the heart rate monitor: recognize and output the heart rate zone according to the always-on model: [red above 91%] [yellow 81-90%] [green 71-80%] [blue 61-70%] [white 0-60%]
X. USB Charge, Unimpeded Playing
Magene Smart Bike, over one-year polished by dozens of MAGENE engineers, is a new spinning bike that integrates intelligence, courses, games, coaches, and other multiple elements. The new spinning bike, combining hardware and software, together with the MAGENE heart rate monitors, can resolve the dilemma of home fitness without coach guidance and data analysis, but also it can provide 24-hour smart coaching courses and real coach guidance. Hence, exercise will be more scientific and efficient.
Spinning Bike Application Scenarios
Scenario 1: Professional cycling training athletes and enthusiasts training mode
Use Bluetooth to connect Zwift, Rouvy, and other professional cycling software. Outdoor cycling and training are often subject to weather, climate, environment, roads, and many other factors, making it impossible for training anywhere at any time. In this case, a spinning bike can be used for indoor training to avoid the impacts of bad weather and roads on the training plan. In terms of the power value, power accuracy, data analysis, and heart rate, the spinning bike can serve as a bicycle substitute for indoor professional training. Trainees can also sign up for professional large-scale events to compete with global professionals.
Scenario 2: Online competition mode
As a club of game lovers, it provides a joyful game experience but also enables exercise at the same time. Racing mode: Trainees in the same event are ranked in real-time, which inspires the competitive and unyielding spirit. To challenge your opponent is also a challenge to yourself. Be brave to break the bottleneck, and unleash your potential.
Scenario 3: Aerobic fitness enthusiasts
The cadence course provides a new choice for aerobics enthusiasts. The course requires keeping a stable cycling state and meeting the requirements for aerobic exercise. However, the requirements will change. In stable conditions, the exercise intensity will be appropriately adjusted to avoid a sense of dullness. For the same fitness requirements, this mode allows training to be completed more efficiently with less time consumed.
Scenario 4: Group training and family exercise PK mode
This mode supports several persons to exercise at the same time. The exercise atmosphere can inspire exercise enthusiasm, improve the intensity and reduce difficulties. It can also serve as a new way of interaction among the whole family, enhancing the family emotional communication and interaction.
Scenario 5: Riding and weight loss mode for new users
This mode is very friendly to new users. It makes an evaluation based on the user’s personal sports capabilities and customizes the exclusive exercise plan, making fat burning more efficient and scientific. In this way, even though a short fitness duration, the fat-burning effect is still significant.
Scenario 6: Fitness, shaping and physical exercise mode
Abundant courses are available and feel free to shape your body according to self-demands. Just pick up a course, complete the course as required, and then the body shaping effect will be amazing, yet without an easy rebound.
All the introductions to the hardware are just part of Magene Smart Bike. More surprises are waiting for you to experience in person!