Those of you who have taken my class have heard me talk about the “afterburn” before. Here are some of the facts I have found that I wanted to share with you all.
There’s a very good reason so many people become addicted to Spinning Class. Aside from being an awesome way for you to exercise and assist your health, there aren’t many workouts that provide the sweat and the calorie burning that Spinning does. Think about it… have you ever taken a class that did not make you sweat of burn off those calories? Of course not!
This highly effective workout focuses on:
- Using large muscle groups to maximize the amount of calories burned over the course of the session.
- Building stronger and more efficient muscles in the legs and hips.
- Working the cardiovascular system to increase your endurance.
Many participants report burning anywhere between 500-700 kilocalories (kcal) during their spin class!
We all know that the calories you burn during the class isn’t the whole story. The secret to spinning class success lies in the calories that are burned after the session.
The science behind this is called your Excess Post Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). Basically, it’s related to how many calories your body burns after a workout. This is where the magic happens. 1 hour, 2 hours, and even 10 hours after your workout, your body can continue to burn calories from your workout.
YEAH! Now that’s what I’m talking about!!