Ever wonder why indoor cycling bikes have cages on the pedals, and why the regulars wear special shoes? It's so you can pull up on the pedals with one foot while you're pushing down with the other. Skip this tip and you're missing half the workout.
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Greatist includes this nugget of wisdom in their list of things nobody tells you before your first indoor cycling class. Other tips: adjust your bike correctly (your instructor can help), don't be afraid of the front row, and always arrive on time with a towel and water bottle in hand. Check out the full article for more on how to ace that first class.