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Explanation of Hand Positions For Spinning 2009-02-25 03:30:00

Hand Positions in Spin Class Explained

It is no secret that I love spinning, but sometimes the instructors don't explain all the details, and if you're new to class, the numbers for the hand positions can be a bit confusing. Not all classes use these hand positions, but if you take a class trademarked as Spinning, you will likely hear these numbers coming from your spin instructor as they tell you to stand and sprint. Here is a little cheat sheet so you know where your hands go while you pedal away.

  • Position 1: Hands placed in the center of the handles. You can place the hands one on top of the other in this position. This is a good spot when warming up, cooling down, or recovering from a sprint interval.
  • Position 2: Hands are just inside the upward curve on the handle bars. This is where your hands will most likely be for most of the class.
  • Position 3: Hands hold on to the top of the handles. This position should really only be used when standing for a climb. If you use it seated, you can strain your back.

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soulight soulight 7 years
I just started taking a Spin class and I love it! Thanks for the info, I'll remember it tonight when I go back for Spin tonight. :-)
amybdk amybdk 7 years
Thanks, Fit!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Now I know!
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