Reasons Equestrians Should Ride a Spin Bike
Reasons Equestrians Should Ride a Spin Bike: Riding might seem exhausting enough if you’re a rider, but there is such a thing as being a stronger rider. Horse rider fitness helps you ride better, feel less exhaustion, and contributes to good health.
So if you’re wondering where to start with this, a spin bike might be your best bet.
What’s a spin bike?
You could easily find a spin bike in a gym or the home of your fitness-enthusiast friend. It’s simply a stationary bike you can pedal for a full-body workout. In addition, it promotes weight loss and strength buildup.
Why ride a spin bike?
As an equestrian, it proves to be one of the best ways to enjoy horse rider fitness, and we outline the reasons below:
- It increases cardio fitness
Have you ever experienced getting winded after a long walk up a hill or elevated path? If not, you can relate to exhaustion or labored breathing after riding your horse for a while. Riding a spin bike helps with cardio fitness, which means you get to ride your horse for longer without taking a breather.
- It’s a low-impact exercise option for older riders
A spin bike gives you control to ride it as slow or as fast as you like. It’s ideal for aging, bad knees, or back with this feature. So you can get stronger even as an older rider.
- For a better mindset on the saddle
The SB challenges you. It toughens you out mentally and helps you push beyond your limit. This improved mindset comes to play when you’re on the saddle, giving you more confidence and preparedness.
- Great positioning practice
Remember that the spin bike mimics riding, so it’s only natural that it helps with good positioning. According to Peloton devotee Caitlin Brown “seated, second position—where you are standing up—and the third position, where you’re more hovered over the saddle with your shoulders back and chest lifted. When I go into the second position, I think of posting at the trot, and when in third, I think of two-point.”
- For the days you can’t ride.
Maybe your horse gets set up in a saddle far from your home. Or you’re away on a trip and can’t ride. Riding a spin bike helps you take your mind off your temporary loss while training you to become a much better rider. You can hit your stationary bike saddle at home or the gym, during cold or hot seasons, when you’re injured or not.
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