Friday, July 06, 2007

Who needs spin classes?

Today's workout was a killer! I picked up one of the Spinervals fitness series, thought it sounded good when I read the description on the net. it was only when I had my new purchase in my hot little hand that I spotted the "difficulty rating" on the cover. On a scale of 1-10, it rates 9.1. Errr...

But, in spite of my trepidation, I pulled on my new capri-length bike knicks and my Lorna Jane Never, never, never give up tank top, fired up the DVD player and jumped on the spin bike.

Speed intervals, resistance intervals and sprints, interspersed with short active recovery periods - those I expected. But the 4 sets of 30 squats in 30 seconds, finishing up each set with iso-squats held for 30, 45, 60 and 45 seconds respectively...... Man! My legs were shaking, I was puffing like a steam train, and I guarantee that I did NOT look pretty! The whole thing lasted for 57 minutes. My quads were so pumped they felt like they were made of rock! And the burning, the burniiiiiinnngggg!!

My legs feel like jelly now, and I can't WAIT to do it again! Next time I'm wearing shorts though. And I'll have TWO water bottles handy.


Debstar said...

Kerryn, You'll have to put a bell on your bike to summons the minions when you need a new bottle.

The dvd sounds awesome. I wanna do it. waaaaaaa!

Chris H said...

Sounds like you did it right then! Did you have sweat dripping off your chin and elbows???? That really made me laugh the first time I did a spin class for sure, and I can relate to the "jelly legs" too..... isn't it NEAT ?
Have a wonderful weekend Kek, and thanks for your caring comments of late. And stuff hopping from one foot to another in the shop, I looked like a dork! Not doing it again.

MTB Girl said...

So Kek, where'd you get it from?

You DO realise that that is 9.1 for serious cyclists, don't you? I'm surprised you weren't a pile of goo on the floor.

Hey, the bell idea is good!

MTB Girl said...

Oh, and Alistair has banned me from getting anything rated 9.1 out of 10 muahahahaha

Kek said...

Amanda, luckily, it's subjective - with spin biks, it's all based on PRE (perceived rate of exertion). Otherwise I might have actually needed to call 000.

Go check out - I got Goldcross Cycles to order it in for me, only took a few days.

LizN said...

You just wait until you buy "Bending Crank Arms" or "The Sprinting Machine" - then you'll need a puke bucket handy ;)


Deb said...

Sister! I LOVE these DVD's...they really make you work, and you can always control the effort you put out. Fun!!!!! new toys!

Chris H said...

HELLO ???? She who is a prolific blogger, you gone quiet!

Kek said...

She been busy!!

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