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Got the moves? Bring it to Rhythm.

September 25, 2018

Ever wondered what the benefits are while you’re busting out those moves, riding to the beat in a rhythm class? Get to know the exclusive Infinite Cycle Rhythm riding profiles and learn the purpose behind each one as you groove and rock your way to more fun and more results!

 

Crunch

Strength/Tone

 

This profile can be seen in the warm up, where flexing of the hips in the seated position activates and mobilises your mid-section- abs, lower back and develops strength in the shoulders, triceps and biceps. Bend and snap!

 

Seated twist

Strength/Tone  

 

Twisting or rotation of any kind activates and challenges the mid-section muscles of your tummy, lower back muscles and side abdominals- the obliques. A great functional exercise to bring mobility to the lumbar vertebrate (lower back). For dramatic effects and to increase the activation of more muscles, turn the head as your twist, this will increase the range of motion.

 

Seated/Standing

climb

Strength/Tone 

This profile will attract a larger number of calories burnt, shape and “tone” your leg muscles- including the quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves. But this won’t happen unless you’re really climbing that big ass hill-  so turn that resistance up baby!

 

Seated acceleration/Surge

Cardio/Calories

 

Hustle it honey! The acceleration or surges develops your ability to improve muscular endurance in your legs, improve your speed work and cardiovascular endurance. To do this right you gotta make sure you listen to your instructor who will direct you to find that perfect matching of resistance and speed to challenge yourself through the length of the acceleration/ surge.

 

Sprint

Cardio/Calories

Thinking you’re all that by going so fast with no resistance on that bike, will see you bouncing on the saddle and will give you a sore butt! Having the right resistance during a sprint will allow your heart rate to peak so that you are burn baby, burning those calories. It’s time to get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable and getting you fitter and looking fab for this season!

 

Standing swing

Cardio/Calories

Strength/Tone

These bikes will demand that you fire and activate all your muscles to ensure you’re looking fierce and effortless on our moving bikes. Not only does it engage the upper and the lower body muscles, but it utilizes your core muscles to stabilize to work in unison with the holding, shift the dynamic changes on movement of the handlebars. And another thing, this profile will develop your coordination and body proprioception of brain and muscles working together.  All these reasons to why you can burn up to 20% more calories than a standard spin bike.

 

Tap backs

Strength/Tone

 

Pushing the hips back or tapping back toward the back of the saddle activates and fires the posterior muscles of the legs (back leg muscles)- hamstrings and glutes. Due to the changes in dynamic movements, tapping back will challenge the body’s ability to switch on both big muscles and smaller stabilising muscles. This recruitment of more muscles will require the body to work harder and will burn more calories at the same time.

 

Push ups/Dips

Strength/Tone  

You can do it put your back into it. Transfer your weight into your upper body as your do your push up and dips on the bike. This profile will strengthen and tone the upper body muscles including the chest, shoulders, triceps and biceps. The changes in dynamic movement will develop core stabilisation, challenge timing and co-ordination.

 

Rows

Strength/Tone

This profile works by activating to engage the muscle of the upper back-  lats, rhomboids and traps. With one hand rowing and the other hand holding on the moving bike, this profile will challenge your balance and core muscles to stabilising the hips and torso during the interchange of the movement. Lumbar mobility and lower back strength will also be developed in this profile.

 

Jumps

Cardio/Calories

Strength/Tone

That burning sensation of legs feeling like jelly? Yer, we’ll take you there! This profile will challenge your limits and help you improve your ability to tolerate the lactic acid build up in your legs so that you can push harder, go longer and burn bigger calories! The results? You’ll be a mean, lean fighting machine with shapely toned legs to die for!

 

Balance/Unilateral

Strength/Tone

When you think you’ve mastered our moving bikes, we then throw in your ability to execute movements with only 1 hand on the handlebar! This profile will see you develop your core stability and the strength to stabilise the hips during the uneven movements. It will also challenge your ability to link and control the mind and muscle-proprioception and co-ordination during the execution of the movements. The aim? Look balanced, tight and effortless- be like Beyoncé’s back up dancers (on the bike!).

 

Hover

Strength/Tone

Let’s take things nice and slow. This profile calls on big resistance, isolation of specific muscle groups and the isometric or holding of the muscles during this movement. These requirements allow for engagement and strengthening of lower body muscles including the quads, hamstrings, glutes and core muscles. For maximum results squeeze those muscles hard!

 

 

 

About the author:

Paul Bulatao B. Exsc. Dip. Ed (PDHPE)

In his solid 15 years in the fitness industry and 10 years in the education and training sector, Paul has been able to combine his passions for fitness, education and training by simultaneous holding roles in both sectors.

Paul’s expertise lies as an instructional designer for both online and face to face delivery in curriculum design and development for nationally accredited fitness qualifications and non-accredited fitness courses and skills set.

Paul has held roles as the National Training Manager at a fitness franchise company- (Contours- Australia), has been the National Training Manager for Australian leading private colleges- (FIA Fitnation, ACPE- Study Group, fitnessU), was the Head of Learning and Development Manager (Australian Fitness Network) and the Compliance Consultant and Auditor for Les Mills Asia Pacific and Hyundai Academy-  Hyundai Australia.

A national presenter speaking at FILEX- Australian Fitness Conference and FitEx (New Zealand Fitness Conference) and master trainer and assessor, Paul is one of the most sought-after cycle instructors in Sydney, renowned for his quads, energy, music playlist, sense of humour. Paul is the Operations and Performance Manager at Infinite Cycle.