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Thread: please help - what are your "NO NO"moves?

  1. Default please help - what are your "NO NO"moves?

    I am new to teaching indoor cycling and I really don't want to incorporate moves that could cause injury. Could you give me your list of "The Worst Moves Ever?" It seems there are several out there that are popular (hovers, isolation, etc...) but should really not be done. ever!

    Thank you!!

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    There are 7 Deadly Sins of Spinning in my classes.

    Thou Shalt Not Hover-it doth not work thy glutes, it doth not mimic mountain biking but you shall be cursed with an aching back!

    Thou Shalt Not Performeth Isolations!-this move offends thy knees and helps not in strengthening. The burn you feeleth is from the Devil himself and makes you no faster, no stronger, no cooler and no wiser!

    Thou Shalt Not Spin Like a Hamster who Smoketh Crack!-super high cadence with little or no resistance will surely causeth thy Lady Parts (or thy Boy Bits) to feel as if they are being scourged by demons! Lo, though some sinners think they lookth cool with feet that fly, they surely will burn from the fires below (if thou knowest what I mean).

    Thou Shalt Not Overload thy Resistance and Grind Slowly!-do not burden my peoples with an overload of Resistance that would surely cause them to have to strain and clutcheth the handlebars. They will surely suffer from multitudes of joint problems.

    Thou Shalt Not Performeth Push Ups on thy Handle Bars!-this doth not work thy Pects and doth surely decrease the number of teeth in thy head if thou slippest.

    Thou Shalt Not Dip Thy Shoulders Down- cornering or contrived upper body movement doth nothing to improveth thy upper body and doth taketh away from the true aerobic training of Spinning.

    Thou Shalt Not Sucketh in Thy Core-thy core shall remain supple and thy people shall be commanded to do deep diaphramatic breathing. Thou shalt work thy core in Pilates Classes.


    There are more sins that are Venal in nature like aero position, stomping on the pedals, bouncing, and chatting in class but the big sins will send you straight to hell. The very best resource is Jennifer Sage's Ebook "Keeping It Real" It has the very best specific information on the whats and whys of all the contraindicated moves you come across. The best rule of thumb that I still carry with me is "if you wouldn't do it on the road, don't do it in class"

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    Default Fabulous!

    Really made me laugh! Particularly enjoyed the hamster simile and I will be relaying it to my class this week.

    Thank u

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoogooSpin View Post
    There are 7 Deadly Sins of Spinning in my classes.

    Thou Shalt Not Hover-it doth not work thy glutes, it doth not mimic mountain biking but you shall be cursed with an aching back!

    Thou Shalt Not Performeth Isolations!-this move offends thy knees and helps not in strengthening. The burn you feeleth is from the Devil himself and makes you no faster, no stronger, no cooler and no wiser!

    Thou Shalt Not Spin Like a Hamster who Smoketh Crack!-super high cadence with little or no resistance will surely causeth thy Lady Parts (or thy Boy Bits) to feel as if they are being scourged by demons! Lo, though some sinners think they lookth cool with feet that fly, they surely will burn from the fires below (if thou knowest what I mean).

    Thou Shalt Not Overload thy Resistance and Grind Slowly!-do not burden my peoples with an overload of Resistance that would surely cause them to have to strain and clutcheth the handlebars. They will surely suffer from multitudes of joint problems.

    Thou Shalt Not Performeth Push Ups on thy Handle Bars!-this doth not work thy Pects and doth surely decrease the number of teeth in thy head if thou slippest.

    Thou Shalt Not Dip Thy Shoulders Down- cornering or contrived upper body movement doth nothing to improveth thy upper body and doth taketh away from the true aerobic training of Spinning.

    Thou Shalt Not Sucketh in Thy Core-thy core shall remain supple and thy people shall be commanded to do deep diaphramatic breathing. Thou shalt work thy core in Pilates Classes.


    There are more sins that are Venal in nature like aero position, stomping on the pedals, bouncing, and chatting in class but the big sins will send you straight to hell. The very best resource is Jennifer Sage's Ebook "Keeping It Real" It has the very best specific information on the whats and whys of all the contraindicated moves you come across. The best rule of thumb that I still carry with me is "if you wouldn't do it on the road, don't do it in class"
    These are great! I think I'll post them in class and not just for the other riders to see. Maybe the other instructors will get a hint.

    Thanks,
    Dave
    "I Ride What I See"

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    Very Funny: That is the best description I've seen about what not to do. Awesome Job

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    Thanks Googoospin
    That was great to read first thing in the morning,
    I'm going to be smiling the whole day thanks to you!!!

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    OH MY!!!!! I'm laughing!!! And I'm going to print this for my supervisor. Maybe your hilarious descriptions will get the point across to the offending members and instructors. Maybe.
    “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~ Napolean Hill

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    I'm glad everyone is getting a giggle out of my 7 Deadly Sins of Spinning. Usually only Bill P. gets the truely tastless humor that I love so much! Not too bad for the girl who was kicked out of religion classes for argueing with the Nuns.

    (p.s. I gave Jennifer Sage permission to repost my 'Sins' since her ebook is the Bible on Contraindications but I'm sure that I am preaching to the choir with all the Saints (and sinners) here on Pedal On.)
    Last edited by GoogooSpin; 09-13-2011 at 08:29 PM. Reason: typo and a little addition

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    Oh my gosh, Juliet, that was perfect. Perfect. I think it's safe to say you will be quoted all over the country (world?) this week!

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    The hover!
    And amen to googoo spin's post - that is a GREAT list right there and should be given to every spinning instructor out there.

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    Googoo Spin nailed it (as usual). Love her posts, her profiles, her insights. You are amazing, girl.

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