Last night I took a GREAT spin class at Equinox, with Darryl Gaines–TranscendCycle, and oh my God was it intense. The bass in the music was so loud and made you want to move. What was interesting about this class was that 90% of it we were out of the saddle, not huge resistance, but definitely steady. We would ride and the music is jamming, and then he tells us ‘run up the hil,’ meaning go all out, and we would, and you figured ‘ok, we’re at the top of the hill, let me sit–‘NO he would say ‘UP’ meaning stay up and keep spinning. Like I said the class was definitely motivating. I will definitely take the class again.
As far as the workout goes, I tried to keep up as much as I could admittedly I was up about 80% of the time, but not working any slower, my heart rate was between 180-190 the entire workout, I couldn’t get it to go down if I tried. When I took TERRAcycle the day before Gregg, kept saying, and I am paraphrasing ‘look if you want to see results, it’s going to hurt, you will get to a point that you will say I can’t go any faster or do it anymore, it is when you get by that that you will see results, be better than you were yesterday.’ I kept hearing this throughout my workout and I wanted to be better than I was yesterday.
After our class, we worked out with Kati, practice for CMC. We several sets of box jumps, kettle bell throws, thrusters and burpees. We must have looked retarded because our burpees we were all hitting the ground, and just throwing it out there. I am positive I hate burpees, and I am sure I will never like them, but if it gets the fat off the body I will give it my best effort.
Our team got two new members, Eileen and Semantha. Eileen is a little hesitant about the whole thing, as she maintains she doesn’t have the upper body strength. The chick is buff, she will smoke me in the race, I really don’t know what she’s worried about. As for Semantha, she is also a tough chick, she went thru ETC with us and so we know she can BRING IT! I called out several of the trainers because they promised to register but I still haven’t seen them register, I hope they don’t get mad as it is all in good fun. As much as I want to do the race, I KNOW they can smoke the race they are all in pretty bad ass condition! I aspire to be HALF as bad ass as they are.