• Spinning the wheel for body of steel

    Spinning the wheel for body of steel

    Wong Yat-hei is always up for a game of hoops but indoor cycling was foreign territory. Here’s what happened when he jumped on the saddle for a month of spin classes at Torq Cycling.

    As a long-time road cyclist I have never been a fan of indoor cycling; I am a true believer that cycling is an outdoor sport.

    To begin with, cycling indoors requires no observation or judgment. You don’t have to look out for cars or pedestrians and of course you don’t have to worry about losing your balance or crashing your bike while making a sharp turn.

    At first I wasn’t sure what to expect from Torq Cycle. But after a month of working with the trainers there, I had a whole new outlook on fitness and indoor cycling.

    Many trainers have told me that spin class is not just a challenge for the body but also for the mind.

    I may be on a stationery bike, but I still have to concentrate to find my rhythm. The instructor tells me  when to turn up the intensity and when to increase the rounds per minute, so I need to adjust to different paces throughout the ride.

    Tina Gilbert, instructor at Torq Cycle, says spinning is a total-body  workout that is one of the best ways to improve cardiovascular fitness.

    For a rookie like me, I often felt soreness in my quadriceps (the big muscles in my thighs) after class. In fact, they were so sore it was  hard to walk down a flight of stairs.

    Article from South China Morning Post

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