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Freewheeling

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
Has anyone else ever done freewheeling?

There's a couple of classes of it at my gym daily which I can go to for free with my membership. I just tried it today and it was *so* great.

The class lasted 45 minutes with 5-10 minutes at the end to stretch, and we went through loads of different amounts of tension on the bike and different positions. By the end we were all hot and sweaty but very very worked out.

But yes... A question. It seemed to focus mainly on (really bad with names of muscles) the muscles in my calfs and at the back of my thighs. Problem being, that it's the muscles on the inside of my thighs that I really want to build.

What other exercises can I do that might help?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Snow White:
    <STRONG>Has anyone else ever done freewheeling?

    There's a couple of classes of it at my gym daily which I can go to for free with my membership. I just tried it today and it was *so* great.

    The class lasted 45 minutes with 5-10 minutes at the end to stretch, and we went through loads of different amounts of tension on the bike and different positions. By the end we were all hot and sweaty but very very worked out.

    But yes... A question. It seemed to focus mainly on (really bad with names of muscles) the muscles in my calfs and at the back of my thighs. Problem being, that it's the muscles on the inside of my thighs that I really want to build.

    What other exercises can I do that might help?</STRONG>

    Okay, first a question of my own. When you talk about "freewheeling" are you talking about the class you take on the stationary bikes?

    I'm assuming this is it, but I really don't understand English slang. In the US we call it spinning.

    This does work the muscles of your groin (inner thigh), but I'm assuming you want to focus on them, right?

    Your gym might have a machine that does this. It will look like a bicycle seat with two leg holders (sorry, can't think of a better thing to call them) pivoting so that you can either lift the wieght stack behind the seat by pushing your thighs together or apart. (I really wish I could explain this better or could put a picture in)

    Better yet, ask if they have a machine that works your hip flexors and groin. It will probably be the machine I'm talking about.

    The other way to do work these muscles, almost as well, is to do side lunges. Take light dumbells (How much do you weigh?) and stand with your knees slightly bent a few inches apart, arms with dumbells at your sides. Keeping the other leg straight, take a step with the other 2-3 feet to your side and about 4-5 inches forward. Point your foot out, do not keep it parallel to the stationary foot, otherwise you could put a lot of stress on your knee. Now, bend this knee, the one you took the step with, until its roughly a 90 degree angle ( or until you lower your body about 1-1.5 feet) Push yourself back up and repeat. Stretch your groin before and after otherwise you might find it hard to walk the next day.

    If you have any questions, post to this thread or send me a PM.

    Hope this works for you.

    Jeez, do you think I could have taken longer to explain this? <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    ha ha Alistair, beat you to it!
    <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    [ 13-02-2002: Message edited by: USC Alex ]
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm assuming this is it, but I really don't understand English slang. In the US we call it spinning.

    It is... and pssst... have a look at my location.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I sent you a PM with some more questions. But thank you very much for all the help in this thread!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by USC Alex:
    <STRONG>ha ha Alistair, beat you to it!
    <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    </STRONG>

    You bastard <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    I used to go mountain biking a lot. Probably similar to freewheeling or spinning except I find it more fun, and possibly more strenuous when you factor in things such as racing mates and jumps, but then there is the slight increase in risk of causing grevious bodily harm.
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