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alpinerabbit2010-05-02 16:02:16 +0000 #1
I've gone a few times to use a bike before class doing the hill repeats that tri coach advised (I only went to a seminar, I'm not ready to pay for coaching) and today tried hanging on for the class that started.

I was already fried and he immediately started high-cadence out-of the saddle stuff.

I walked out on them 10 minutes into the class. I hate, hate, hate it when it isn't anything like on the road.
Resi2010-05-02 16:05:04 +0000 #2
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Originally Posted by alpinerabbit

I've gone a few times to use a bike before class doing the hill repeats that tri coach advised (I only went to a seminar, I'm not ready to pay for coaching) and today tried hanging on for the class that started.

I was already fried and he immediately started high-cadence out-of the saddle stuff.

I walked out on them 10 minutes into the class. I hate, hate, hate it when it isn't anything like on the road.

Hi Alpinerabbit,

I have walked out of classes like this a couple of times, don't feel bad.

There will be an other day which is better than this one.

You take care

Resi
alpinerabbit2010-05-02 16:08:34 +0000 #3
Oh and I can't stand the Elephant's-bottom type Schwinn saddles. Seeing that many participants bounce around on them, I see their purpose though. OUCH.
spokewench2010-05-02 17:24:21 +0000 #4
When I have been in spinning classes that are not working for what I need to do that day; I just alter them to fit me and my needs. I've never had an instructor get mad especially after I say I am training and what he has planned just won't work for me on that day.

So, then if you stay cause you need more time on the bike; alter the workout - like instead of high cadence standing stuff (which is pretty stupid if you ask me); do seated high cadence sitting stuff that will help you keep your spin while climbing!

spoke
Zen2010-05-02 16:43:48 +0000 #5
This is a spin class?

What kind of instructor doesn't lead with a warm-up?

I agree with the others - do what you need to do.
latelatebloomer2010-05-02 16:33:37 +0000 #6
If the instructor isn't one that I trust and enjoy, I set up my bike on the back row and do my own program to the music. Sometimes I get the hairy eyeball, but me and my rapidly improving body don't care a bit.

Sometimes I come in when there is no class of any kind being held, set up a bike and use my ipod to do my own program. The official gym rules say you can't do that, but they leave you alone if you're an experienced spinner. A bonus to that is that shy people who have questions about spinning find me approachable and I can answer questions. I do have daydreams of becoming an instructor when my life clears out a little - and running a class called, "think you can't spin?" especially to help large people/timid people get started.

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