Spin bikes are a great way to get your cardio in, but if you’re not used to biking with clipless pedals, it can be tricky to know how to work them. In this post, we’ll show you how to work Peloton shoes with spin bikes so that you can make the most out of your workout. Stay safe and have fun!
Peloton shoes are fantastic for working out because they’re durable, comfortable, and designed to clip into their custom spin bikes. While many people love using them at home (check out the reviews on Amazon if you don’t believe me), it can be tricky to know how to work them when you’re in a spin class.
How to Use Peloton Shoes with Spin Bikes?
Here are the steps that I take to correctly use Peloton shoes with spin bikes so that everyone can have fun while being safe!
Step 1: Use the Strap System
First of all, if you’re using normal cycling shoes, make sure your laces are nice and tight so that you can comfortably clip in your shoes.
Your feet should feel great, but not too tight. If they’re too tight, then the straps won’t be able to keep them in place!
Step 2: Clip In Your Shoes
Next, place your left foot on the pedal and clip it in. For me, this is a lot easier if I keep the big toe bent so that I can easily see my cleat.
Make sure you DO NOT lift up your heel to clip your shoe into the pedal. This will result in an unsafe situation where you could get injured.
Now that you’ve clipped your left foot, do the same for your right.
Step 3: Adjust The Resistance of the Handlebar
When you’re ready to get pedaling, reach down and grab both handles of the spin bike. If it’s an upright bike, then I recommend sitting up nice and tall so that you have a nice view of the screen in front of you.
Then, perform a quick test: spin both pedals forward and pay attention to see what happens on the bike. If both feet hit the ground at the same time, then you need to increase the resistance so that your legs can’t go as fast .
If only one pedal hits the ground, then you’ll need to decrease the resistance so that your legs can pedal at the same speed.
Step 4: Keep Pedaling!
When you’re on the bike, keep your pelvis in a neutral position (not too far forward or backward). If your pelvis is too far back, then it could cause lower back pain .
Keep your torso upright so that you have a nice view of the TV in front of you, and keep your shoulders down to avoid shoulder pain.
If the bike starts moving while you’re pedaling, then stop immediately — this could result in injury. Once your bike is stable again, start pedaling!
I hope that these tips help you get the most out of your spin class. If you have any questions, leave a comment below!
Thanks for reading!