Today is one of my favorite days of the week. As you know, I go to Spin class and we really are like a small family. It’s such a nice atmosphere with a great group of people and I just enjoy going for them.
Kent told me tonight that I had really improved on my form in Spinning. He was impressed that I changed my form and instead of bobbing up and down I am going from side to side like you are supposed to. I am also tighter with my form too, I can feel.
Kent in Spin class
I have to say I think working out with a personal trainer has helped not only with strength training but in all of my classes.
I noticed in Blast ( I hate that new name) class last night that I really worked out hard and worked up a good sweat all the way down to my underwear. That doesn’t usually happen to me. I sweat, but not like I did last night.
Even Kent noticed tonight in Spin that I was sweating because I usually don’t all that much. I told Kent that I thought my time with Steve had helped me all around. Tonight as I was Spinning I could hear Steve telling me to tighten my core and keep my shoulders down.
Kent also asked me if I was sore from doing Burpees the night before. He had done them on Sunday and he was sore from them. I said no and he said that’s because I am getting a lot stronger and in good shape. Not sure if that is true yet, but I sure am trying!
I saw an article on Facebook this morning that promoted weight training in women. I know many women think it will bulk them up and they won’t look as feminine. Steve said that women don’t have the testosterone levels to gain bulky muscles. He said that you’ll end up with more muscle definition partly from stronger/leaner muscles and partly because you’ll shed more of body fat covering the muscle.
I couldn’t find an article to support weight training helps you perform better in cardio classes but I can tell from my own experience that it does.
Ladies – lift those weights!
8 reasons women should life heavier weights.