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					                  Why You’re Not Losing Any Weight in Spin Class

As a cyclist, have you been turned off by indoor cycling classes because they didn’t
have anything to do with real cycling? Are you bored to tears riding your trainer at home
in the winter or when you’re too busy to ride outside? Wouldn’t you love to be able to
take advantage of the motivation, camaraderie and energy of indoor classes to help you
stay focused on your training, but you just can’t face the aerobics-on-a-bike type of
class? Would you like to know how to maximize your performance and technique in
indoor classes? And perhaps most importantly, would you like to ensure that
you’re not wasting time with an inefficient workout, but rather burning calories,
shedding fat, and getting as much bang for your buck as possible?

I discovered a fantastic resource this week, as an an ex-spinning instructor, I have to
say that it is a must-read for anyone who wants to lose maximum fat with indoor
cycling, get as fit as possible on a spin bike, and even prepare for a sport-specific event,
like a triathlon or a century bike ride. If you’re a spinning instructor, then you simply
have not seen the whole picture until you read this book. I was blown away.

Some of the things that world-renowned spinning instructor Jennifer Sage talks about in
this book include:

The mechanics of pedaling on a spin bike with a weighted flywheel and the huge
implications it has on training techniques, cadence and pedal stroke

Which techniques are applicable to fitness, fat loss, and outdoor riding and which
techniques you should sit out, no matter what your spin instructor says

How to select your gear or hill (resistance) and your cadence to best simulate what you
do outside, adhering to the rules of “specificity of training”

13 popular movements that all cyclists (and non-cyclists alike) must avoid in indoor
cycling classes, and why

How to increase your climbing skills and strength indoors

How to improve your endurance and maximize fat burning and aerobic base

How to change your program throughout the year (periodize) using indoor cycling
classes

A comparison of heart rate training zone methodologies and how to choose which one
works best for your specific goals

13 drills for indoor cycling classes to optimize your technique

9 high intensity interval profiles to maximize your performance
…and many more tips on how to make the most of indoor cycling classes!

No more drudgery of riding your trainer alone, no more inappropriate techniques that
detract from your riding skills. Here’s to greater fitness and higher performance, both
inside and outside! Anybody that is taking an indoor cycling class or spin class, as well
as anybody that is teaching an indoor cycling or spin class must read this book.

You can purchase this eBook for just $19.99 and begin improving your performance
today while having much more fun and burning more calories. Keep it Real has 177
pages with 18 color photos. It was super easy to read, and made me want to go back to
teaching spinning – because it can be highly beneficial, but it’s just that only about 1%
of instructors actually do it right! Enjoy.

                                                                         Ben Greenfield

If you’d like a FREE newsletter and weekly audio podcast from the author of this article,
simply visit http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com. For more personalized online fitness
coaching, fat loss, human performance or nutrition consulting, you can also visit Pacific
Elite Fitness at http://www.pacificfit.net.

				
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