it should be, if you read the original post, I believe one question asked if intervals should be performed, hence my suggestion to do them …why do so many people have to have a smartass comment for everything?
but go to a spin class and you’ll see a bunch of people with no tension (at which point the momentum of the “fly” wheel is doing the majority of the work) on the bike and just pedaling as fast as they can with thier head down, thinking they just got the greatest workout in the world.
Yes, I know, people can do what they want to do, and if hammering it out makes their “wheel” go round, so let them be. I was merely just pointing one of the more common “mistakes.” (note, I put that in quotations so as not to offend someone who doesn’t think that is a common spin class “mistake.”
Having worked in a health club, I know what the “educational” background is of the aerobics instructors who teach spin class… (I know most of 'em don’t read T-Nation, rather shape magazine.
I apoologize for the generalization, I myself teach aerobics classes, and I read T-Nation, so I do realize not all aerobics teachers read shape)…you’ll see them doing push-up on the bike and other ridiculous things, and often don’t know what an interval is.
So to fully answer your reply…
Depends on whose teaching the class, and if the participant can properly apply the workout him/herself, as suggested by the instructor.