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Losing weight with a spinning bike

Lose weight on a spinning bike is certainly possible. The calorie consumption in spinning is reasonably high. Make sure you do not go too fast, but that your resistance is nice and heavy. By training your leg muscles you also burn more fat in your rest period. In addition, you also increase your general condition and challenge yourself every training session. These advantages are explained in more detail below.

Burn a lot of calories

How many calories you burn on a spinning bike depends on your height and weight and the intensity with which you cycle. A man weighing 80 kilos burns around 940 calories per hour with spinning. A 70 kilogram woman burns about 822 calories with an hour of spinning. Your calory consumption is also higher when you ride a heavier resistance with an average pace. When you want to lose weight, it is important that you do not kick too quickly, but mainly build up resistance. Training on a heartbeat is also an option. This way you monitor well how high your heart rate is.

Train multiple muscle groups

The muscle group that trains you most with spinning is the leg muscles. With this you logically deliver the most power. When you push the trappers away, you train your upper legs. In the upward movement of the trapper you mainly use your calves and hamstring. Your buttock muscles are also put to work, so you do not slide back and forth on your saddle. You also train your lower back and abdominal muscles. These muscle groups are also known as your 'core' and ensure good stability during cycling.

Other benefits

Spinning has several advantages. In addition to training the muscle groups and the high calorie consumption, your general condition also improves enormously. With spinning you quickly notice progress, because you keep on training longer and longer. Your lung capacity increases and your blood circulation improves, so you are not easily out of breath. In addition, it is also a mental challenge. Can you just climb a bit longer or have a bit more resistance?

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