For All Spinning® Enthusiasts

Too Much Spining® Class?

As much fun as one can have in a Spinning® class, is there such thing as too much?  This is a very open ended question.  There is no true right or wrong answer.  However, I will say this, if you are doing back to back Spin classes that take your heart rate into the vigorous zone (85% of your Max Heart Rate) for both 45 minute-1hour classes, then your nutrition better be up to snuff.

I recently had a conversation with a student in class who likes frail, and is certainly having a relapse to anorexic tendencies.  I spoke to her after class and told her that I am concerned for her health.  After speaking about the detrimental affects of overtraining and undernourishing, she shared that at the age of 35, she no longer menstruates, she see still sees a fat person, and she barely eats.  This is very common with the female athlete triad disorder.  This is common amongst young female athletes as well as some elite athletes.  When a woman suffers from the female athlete triad, she is usually dealing with an eating disorder, has no menses (period) and actually suffers from low bone density as a result.  This can devastate the body in the long run.

So, if you have any concerns about what the right program for you is, reach out to a qualified nutritionist and fitness expert and certainly come up with a viable plan.  If you're taking classes for 2 hours a day, you better be nourishing your body afterwards as well as before.  What are the right nutrients?  Post below and let's discuss!

To your health,

JZ

Author of Breaking the Chains of Obesity, 107 Tools

www.JZFitness.com

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