Shocking new research shows that Spinning classes are just as dangerous as extreme workouts like Cross-Fit.
Doctors reported 11 cases of rhabodmylosis in women that had recently “enjoyed” a spinning class, and the study concluded, “Spinning needs specific warnings.”
Now you might be thinking, “What the heck is rhabdomylosis?”
Rhabdomylosis is extreme muscle damage that releases muscle proteins into the blood. This overwhelms the kidneys and can put you in the hospital (as it did to the 11 women in this report). Rhabdomylosis has also been reported after Cross-Fit workouts, and some folks see it as a “badge of honor.”
I don’t. There’s no reason you should suffer through extreme soreness or a hospital visit in your quest to lose a few pounds.
The Difference Between Good Workouts and Bad Workouts
Let me explain using an analogy.
Image you were a carpenter driving a nail into a board.
A good carpenter hammers the nail in until it is flat with the board. That’s the effect of a good workout… it does the job, no more, no less.
However, an extreme workout, like spinning or Cross-Fit, keeps on hammering the nail over and over and over again, destroying the board (i.e. your body). That’s why those workouts are too much, especially when you are a beginner to fitness.
As a beginner, it’s important to use a variety of movements, to train all of your muscles.
With spinning, you are working the same muscles over and over and over for 45 minutes, hammering the nail into your muscles even though it’s already gone as far as it can go.
That’s why you end up with severe muscle damage… and a trip to the ER in worst case scenarios.
I’ve even had a friend experience extreme muscle soreness with TRX workouts. She had to go to the hospital and couldn’t exercise for weeks.
That’s NOT the point of doing a workout!
A good workout is a “Goldilocks workout.” It provides just the right amount of stress, not too much, not too little.
On the other hand, a bad workout applies too much stress and leaves you extremely sore and unable to exercise for days.
If you’re thinking about doing extreme exercise in order to get rapid results, I beg you to reconsider. After all, it’s DIET that counts more than exercise when it comes to getting fast results as a beginner.
The Key to Getting Fast Results
When you combine good recipes, like these, with a safe, short, and effective fat burning workout, like my 5-Minute Metabolic workout below, you’ll lose belly fat fast. You won’t need to go to a gym… or an Emergency room!
The 5-Minute Metabolic workout is one that you can do anytime, anywhere, and it puts just the right amount of metabolic-boosting stress on your muscles.
The 5-Minute Metabolic Workout
1A) Narrow-Stance Bodyweight Squats
1B) Mountain Climbers
1C) Reverse Lunges (alternating sides)
1D) Close-Grip Pushups
1E) Total Body Extensions
– Do each exercise for 30 seconds.
– Do not rest between exercises.
– Repeat the circuit one more time for a total of 5 minutes.
Looks too easy? Sounds too simple?
Trust me, it’s not.
It’s much better and safer than 5-minutes of spinning (where you don’t work the upper body or abs) or 5-minutes of barbell snatches like you might do at Cross-Fit.
And remember – the 5-Minute Metabolic workout formula is based on the scientific discovery that bodyweight exercise is more effective for helping you get fit than 30 minutes of slow cardio.
So skip the equipment, ditch the cardio, be safe, save money, and get amazing results with bodyweight exercises at home.
Taking care of your health and safety,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer