Recovery from intense physical activity is a real thing
April 13, 2019
While I do concede that recovery days do rob me of valuable caloric expenditure, fitness is a series of ascending plateaus. When I attend two or three weeks of 45-minute to 60-minute classes in a row, I always start seeing diminishing returns on my work. I haven’t been to a spin class in a full […]
Failed but won’t fall
February 23, 2019
The pledge I made in my last post lasted only a couple hours until I both drank and ate chicken! Oy vey!
Spin Instructors are Cycling Coxswains
February 19, 2019
I know we call them spin instructors, indoor cycling instructors, or even CYCLESTARS, like we do at CYCLEBAR, to me, they’ll be forever known as my Cycling Coxswains.
The results of three days of inactive recovery and some motivational words from my best friend
February 12, 2019
I canceled my Friday ride last week and took the weekend off. No spinning or CYCLEBAR for me until last night. And, despite what everyone said, I didn’t do any amount of active recovery (though I do consider that to be a mistake I don’t regret but will try to learn from). I could tell […]
Overtraining is real and requires sufficient recovery
February 8, 2019
I rode every weekday last week and through Thursday of this week. My friends have been so motivational that I almost kept my 6:30 pm ride this evening—but I just can’t!
Spin is a spoon full of sugar to help the high intensity workout go down
February 6, 2019
Most indoor cycling spin classes like my home studio CYCLEBAR on Columbia Pike are a spoon full of sugar. They help the medicine go down. If you don’t get the workout you need, you aren’t pushing herself hard enough. Most athletic mortals don’t respond well to dry, scientific, workouts where they treat the bike like an […]
The 7 things I don’t do at indoor cycling class at my spin studio
February 5, 2019
I am a very non-compliant rider. I really take the spinning ethos of “ride your own ride” very seriously. Here are some of the things I don’t do