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.
On the bike to get proficient, to get better and to enjoy it more as a cyclist requires thinking about the bio-mechanical motion of the spin, the technique called spinning or ankling.
When in the drops working on anterior rotation of the pelvis to flatten the back, during a power interval, tempo or steady state riding in the drops or on the hoods for example. When climbing or sprinting working on steady relaxed breathing, using a push/pull technique, not “push ups”.
Push-ups are awesome, but should be done off the bike.
Training on the bike will build a huge engine for VO2max/ threshold power, core stability, leg speed/strength and endurance. And when fitted properly, saves the knees from the extreme loading created from the impact of jumping and running movements.