Does Spinning Make Your Legs Larger?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Does spinning make your legs look too bulky? Or is this just another nasty fitness rumor?
Air Date: 1/28/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Michele Olson, PhD, FACSM
OLSON-HeadShot 13 resizedMichele Olson is a Professor of Exercise Physiology in the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM).

Known internationally as THE Exercise Doctor, since coming to AUM Dr. Olson has directed numerous research studies resulting in over 90 publications in peer-reviewed professional journals.

Dr. Olson is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine for outstanding service to research and is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She heads the NSCA-ERP Exercise Science Program at AUM and well as being the director of the Scharff-Olson Kinesiology Laboratory.
Does Spinning Make Your Legs Larger?
There are so many myths about women and exercise, especially when it comes to weight training.

A relatively new fitness rumor to the scene involves spinning, which is also very much a cardio exercise.

Trainers hear it all the time: "Spinning will make my legs look too bulky!"

But will it really?

Dr. Michell Olson, PhD, and Melanie Cole, MS, take an official stand on the myths of whether spinning (or other leg exercises) will bulk up your legs.