I need to get my spin bones back in shape. After taking my first spin class Monday night after about an 8-month hiatus, my sit bones, aka. spin bones, are hurting! Probably more embarrassing though was when I walked into the middle of class accidentally. There were back-to-back classes and what I thought was the warm up was actually the cool down. I digress.
Sore Spin Bones
I discovered spinning last winter as a form of cross-training in the midst of my weak hip problems, which left running painful. I know spinning isn’t anything new, but for me I had always been afraid to take a class. My worries quickly melted away after I learned how to adjust my bike and garnered an understanding of the structure of a class.
My advice – just go try it! Arrive early and don’t be afraid to ask others for help or to tell the instructor you are new. They can show you how to properly adjust your bike and discuss how to adjust tension on the bike during the class to get the best workout.
Monday’s class went well overall. I am hoping to start going to class at least once a week during the winter months. For me spin class is a great form of cardio. It’s hard for me to get a good sweat going on my own using a bike or the elliptical. I find a structured class helps push me.
Sore Spin Bones
On a side note, and not meant to scare anyone off from spinning, as a petite person I’ve had issues before with adjusting bikes before. When we were living in Fort Wayne I became accustomed to the lower handlebar bikes at classes there.
Now I am dealing with this beast.
The handlebars on this model bike seemed so far away from me! And this was even after adjusting it as best I could. I hope I can get used to this new setup soon. And my sit bones too. The seat wasn’t very cushy. I might have to invest in a pair of these padded biking shorts!