Hello Mike Dooner,
The cycling participants complained of back injuries until the seat was adjusted properly for them: closer to the handlebars. The recumbent bicycles are also better for the back. I personally find the upright position to be most comfortable; which keeps the spine in neutral alignment.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
YES, so many! Check with companies who certify for “spinning.”
Well technically spinning is trademarked by Reebok, but you know what I mean, right?
Oh got it, with companies who certify for indoor cycling! hah!
OH Wait just checked Johnny G trade marked spinning, Reebok uses indoor cycling….anyway.
Form/posture is VERY important. Not sure about the specifics of your question. More benefit sitting up? I’ll take a swing at it. Yes, sitting up causes us to use more muscles vs. a recumbent leaning back in a chair… Oh boy so many scenarios. Is this for you, are you curious or for a client?
Hello – Competitive cyclist and indoor cycling instructor (3x/wk) here. From my experience those who had a more upright posture could not generate sufficient wattage (power) during our sprints and high cadence scenarios. However, I do recommend a neutral spin during standing climbs to utilize Glutes and Hamstrings during extension.
I have my class set up to be aggressive on the bike which requires flexibility and core strength. But it is entirely up to them if they want to increase the height of the handlebars.