Thank you for your input. Just to clarify I have never once performed a push-up on the spin bike as I dislike this from a safety and biomechanical standpoint. I just see it done so often with other instructors so was wondering if there was any certification out there that favored this move. Thank you all.
I steer clear from push ups on the bike, I just don’t see the benefit and it does not make sense to me. There are lots of other ways to be creative on the bike without doing something that is potentially risky & that doesn’t have much benefit. If people want some upper body work with their ride, you might consider a shorter ride and some arm work on the floor post-ride. Lately, I have been doing a cycle circuit class where we do some interval training on the bike and some intervals on the floor (squats, push ups, ab work etc.) and people really enjoy that format. Some people miss the hour-long straight riding class, but you can’t please everyone 🙂