HR avg 155 max 176
My legs were already wrecked from my first deep squat workout in three weeks (and it was a max out day), so I wasn't expecting much out of them for this spin class. My main goal was to work out some of the stiffness and get them moving again. I probably would have skipped the class if not for the lure of 80's music... There I said it. I love me some 80's music for spin classes. I can get pumped up for some Bon Jovi, Queen, Billy Idol etc. I think it's actually how pumped up the rest of class gets that really helps me push myself. There are a lot of closet 80's fans out there. Admit it.
The class went really well. There were a couple of assistant instructor dudes in the front row and for whatever reason it's easier for me copy their movements than a female instructor. I think guys just move in a slower, stiffer, and more lumbering manner or something. Either way I focused on my pedals and keeping my lower back in a safe position through out the whole class. I could tell my back was getting fatigued toward the end, but it's been a few days and I'm feeling much better than after last week's class. I think I just have to be conscious of exactly what my lower back is doing throughout every minute of the class in order to avoid having problems later.