Fitness Tip of the Day: Cool Down With Spinning

Why a bike is this trainer's cool down of choice

“After a workout, cool down with a light jog or spin, which helps your body to recover faster. I prefer to use a spin bike since it’s light impact. Spin at a rate with little to no resistance for 5 minutes, then spin hard and fast for more resistance--but only for 5 seconds. Return back to little or no resistance for 55 seconds. Repeat this interval 10 times followed by another 5 minutes of low resistance spinning for a total of 20 minutes. This interval mix during cool down lets your body flush lactic acid and other potential inhibitors out of your system.”

—Justin Reiter is certified in a practice called Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT), which seeks to activate and increase the contractile ability of muscles. He has also been on the U.S. Snowboard Team for 10 years.

As reported by Bethany Marzewski.

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