the reason spinning is often recommended for weight loss/general fitness is because it is LOW IMPACT, and at the same time, higher intensity.
Its great (generally) for more overweight individuals who cant, or shouldnt be running because of the pressure and impact on joints/knees.
It is also great because you can go for an hour class, full of every level of fitness, and get a workout thats appropriate for YOU, because you control the resistaance dial, and you control the speed. All the claims out there that it burns so many more cals than other workouts are complete nonsense. You get what you put into it, for sure.
Alot of people trying to lose weight have no business trying to run at the same time. They arent eating enough calories to facilitate any recovery, and youre body needs a LOT of recovery when youre running, especially when youre running in a caloric deficit, and even MORE SO when youre running in a deficit AND over weight.
One last thing, spin is not an HIIT workout, but it is generally a lot of INTERVALS.
99.9999% of people who claim to be doing HIIT are in fact NOT dong HIIT. And thats a good thing, because most people have no business doing it. ESPECIALLY when they are in a deficit, trying t lose fat. '
and thats FINE. regular intervals are perfectly appropriate, and in fact what the majority of people are really doing. Just because an interval is hard, doesnt make it HIIT. it makes it an INTERVAL, lol
HIIT workouts dont last for 45 minutes, or an hour, or even 30 minutes. its 10-12 minutes, maybe 15, because its so INTENSE, theres no way you could possibly go any longer than that.
Sorry. Rant over. One of the few semantics that actually gets under my skin
-- i cuold care less, for instance, about the "pound of fat weighs more than pound of muscle" nonsense, lol
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