This is a jump!

This is a Cycling pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 2523)

Here's what my understanding of a "jump" is:
A jump is done by lifting up out of the saddle in intervals. It can be done two different ways: Body weight should be centered in the lower legs and torso. You should never feel that you are going to go over the handlebars.

It's important to keep correct form while jumping. I have my students imagine that they have a string pulling them straight up from the top of their heads. This way they'll go up and down over the saddle and not forward and back. I have my students do as many jumps as they can with correct form, and then take a break until they can resume with correct form.

The challenge of jumps is in maintaining a steady cadence on the legs, while keeping the body weight centered.

We do jump intervals of eights, fours, twos, and singles.

I love Spinning!! Thanks for all the great aerobic and cycle patterns!


Added by Terri at 3:17 AM on Wednesday, May 13, 1998 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
From: Central Coast, California (USA)
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