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.