Become an expert in Indoor Cycling with AltaFit (1st part)

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The Indoor Cycle is one of the star activities in all sports centers and the most consolidated, especially by #cardiolovers. It has faithful and constant followers who do not forgive their sessions, even daily.

A LITTLE HISTORY :

Undoubtedly, the most common name with which this sport is known is spinning. The spinning was created in 1987 by the South African cyclist (who later emigrated to the United States) Jonathan Goldberg, in whose sporting origins he dedicated himself to bodybuilding but later decided to compete in cross-country cycling events.

One of his challenges was to complete the Race Across America, a long distance test in which he had to travel the United States from coast to coast, so he thought of devising a training method by which he did not have to leave his garage when the time does not accompany.

To do this he devised a bicycle that had a fixed opinion and a wheel of inertia.

In addition, this bicycle also had a resistance regulator, which allowed to increase the intensity of the training. To make the hours of training more fun, he accompanied them with music, so that he adapted the rhythm of the pedaling to the music that sounded at that moment and in this natural way the indoor cycle was born.

OBJECTIVE-BENEFITS

The Indoor Cycle is a directed collective activity, which is done on a bicycle designed for that purpose and focused mainly on fat loss and cardiovascular improvement.

BENEFITS AND ASPECTS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT :

  • It is very important to make a correct adjustment of the bicycle.
  • Use breathable clothing and indicated for cycling preferably.
  • Suitable for all audiences.
  • Little risk of injury.
  • Cardiosaludable activity.
  • Focused on the loss of fat.
  • Follow the rhythm of the music.
  • Know the load or resistance that you have to put in each section of the session (consult
  • with your genius all the doubts).
  • Fun
  • Help to sleep better.
  • It produces happiness chemicals (endorphins, serotonin …).
  • It improves the immune system.
  • Improve resistance.

BICYCLE PARTS

STEERING WHEEL: It is a circular disc that is used in static bicycles to produce pedal resistance. They are basically differentiated by their weight which is usually between 13 and 25 kg, depending on the type of bicycle and the use to which it is intended. This weight affects the force that must be applied to the pedal to start and maintain the movement of the pedal. The greater the weight, the more difficult it is to start and maintain the pedaling, thus allowing the application of greater strength and speed.

BRAKE: A factor of great importance is the brake system that the static bicycle will use since it defines the force that the person must apply on the pedal to start the movement.

TRANSMISSION: It is the one that allows transferring the force that the user makes in the pedal through the plate and through a belt or chain to the opinion of the flywheel

STRAP TRANSMISSION: This transmission is silent but can suffer wear and tear if exercises are carried out in which a lot of force or speed is applied, that is why they are usually used in static bicycles that do exercises of low intensity.

CHAIN ‚Äč‚ÄčTRANSMISSION: Transmission not so silent but with long life and without wear as in the case of the belt, that is why they are used in static bicycles in which a force and high speed are applied.

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