5 Indoor Cycling Tips to Make It More Fun
Hi, Dave here! I’m coming to you today with several indoor cycling tips to help enhance your indoor riding experience and make it more FUN.
I’m SUPER excited about all the new biking opportunities for Beachbody subscribers.
There’s going to be a lot of new stationary bike members, so if you’re new to biking or just need some tips, I want to help you get started!
Cycling Tips to Have More Fun Cycling
Cycling is so much fun, but there are definitely some ways to make the experience even better. I’ve been riding indoor, outdoor, and in a velodrome for many years, so I’ve figured out a few things that I want to share with you today.
Follow these tips for a better indoor biking experience:
The beauty of the MYX bike is you can use regular athletic shoes or cycling shoes. My advice? Get yourself a proper pair of stiff road-cycling shoes or something designed for the MYX spin bike—a shoe that has the SPD cleat.
Biking shoes are stiffer and make the experience much better on your feet. SPD is a common cleat, too, so if you’re on the road and want to drop into a gym, you should have no problem using the cycling shoes.
Another thing you MUST have is a proper pair (or two or three) of cycling shorts with a chamois lining.
If you want to be comfortable and have fun, proper shorts are a MUST. I recommend bib shorts with shoulder straps. These are great because they keep your shorts from falling down!
2. The Right Saddle
If you’re buying the MYX bike, it already has a saddle. You might find the saddle that comes with the bike a little bulky and padded.
If you get on the bike and you’re wearing proper bike shorts with a chamois, butt (see what I did there??) you’re not comfortable, take the seat off the bike and down to your local bike shop.
Tell them how you’re using the saddle, what it’s for, and how often you’d like to use your stationary bike. Show them where and how it’s uncomfortable.
They’ll set you up with a more comfortable saddle.
Please do this! If you’re not comfortable, you won’t use your bike. You don’t want to waste your money by having an expensive bike that you can’t use because it’s killing your tush.
Believe me, if your saddle is uncomfortable, you really won’t enjoy it and you should enjoy it because indoor biking is fun!
3. Managing Sweat
When you’re inside on a stationary bike, you’re going to sweat more than you might think. That means you need a good mat under your stationary bike.
The mat catches the sweat and it’s easy to clean. You definitely want one if your bike sits on the carpet because the salt in your sweat is going to ruin the carpet.
Make sure you have at least two towels—one for your head, forearms, and wherever else you sweat a lot, and a second one to put over the bars.
If you’re using the MYX bike, look for special terry cloth sleeves that fit over the handlebars and catch the sweat. Buy at least two sets to avoid doing laundry every day.
It’s also crucial that you have a sweatband or something to keep the sweat out of your eyes.
Get yourself a regular fan to set up by the bike to help circulate the air.
4. Insulated Water Bottle
Get a good road bike bottle or HydroFlask—whatever works best for you, so you can drink some cold water while you’re biking. Drinking cool water cools down your core and helps with all that sweat.
5. Phone Setup
You need a way to keep your phone handy. I use something called a Quad Lock, which comes with a number of different mounts.
Your phone is the easiest way to control your class experience, so it’s good to have your phone within easy reach.
Wahoo monitors come with an app that goes with your phone, so it’s one more reason to have your phone handy.
Indoor Cycling Fun
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I hope these indoor cycling tips enhance your experience! If you’re anything like me, you’re going to love your indoor bike Indoor cycling is a GREAT workout and a total blast. Enjoy!
If you’ve got ANY questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’d love to help you reach your fitness goals!