The numbers of people working out in gyms is growing as people try to stay fitter. One of the modern pieces of equipment used in gyms is the spinning machine a variant on the traditional exercise bike.
Are they actually good for you though? Naturally exercise is good, but is there a cost to your body if care is not taken? Tom Myers (The originator of the Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians) wrote recently in a response to a question posed the following: “Over-spinning is one of my bugaboos. The legs were not evolved to move that fast without loading. The fact that the weight is on the pelvis while the legs revolve quickly is only possible on a bike, so the idea of a stationary bike is head-scratchingly perverse in the first place. In a moving bike, the legs are loaded – not in a walking or running way, which have millions of years of evolutionary testing, but at least loaded similarly – whereas spinning is just nonsensical in evolutionary, ‘Paleo’ terms.”read more at anatomytrains.com