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Friday Favorite: Attack and Counterattack!

This song is all about aggression and the title is fitting. In a cycling race, attacking is an all-out, 110% effort for a very short duration. In this song, there are two points where you can lead your class through a 15-second standing attack.

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ICA’s Favorite Indoor Cycling Holiday Profiles

The holidays are quickly approaching and we wanted to share our favorite holiday profiles with you now, so you have ample time to enjoy them with your students.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Music for Your Holiday Playlist

Consider this holiday playlist your soundtrack not only for your indoor cycling classes this year, but also for cookie baking, gift wrapping, and that long ride to Grandma’s house!

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Hard-Driving Fast Climb

It starts off with the sound of crickets; then at 0:25, you hear the first drums. You are intrigued. At 0:52, you think, “OK, these drums mean business!” as they set the tempo with a little more force. But then at 1:30, you go, “Oh.My.God. What just happened?” as the song takes on a new direction with a fierce intensity.

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The Definitive Guide to Holiday Gift Ideas for Indoor Cycling Instructors

Are you searching for that perfect gift for your favorite indoor cycling instructor? We’ve put together a list of must-have items that any instructor would love.

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Strategies for Strength: Climbing at Tempo

Many of us have seen professional riders climbing the famed ascents of the Tour de France. One observation is the speed at which they climb. Not just how fast their bikes are going, but how fast their legs are spinning. This faster climbing cadence is often referred to as “climbing at tempo.” For those of us that ride outside, this is not climbing in one’s granny gear (no offense, Mom), but pushing a relatively hard gear at a fast cadence.

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Mainstream Music Monday: This Song Has the Sickest Beat!

Look no further for a fast flat with a hypnotic beat!

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The Easiest Way to Assess Intensity and Determine Heart Rate Training Zones for Cycling Students

Heart rate training has been a source of confusion for a long time in the indoor cycling world. The good news is that there IS an easy way to create meaningful training zones by performing an assessment known as a talk test. This detailed PDF will teach you the physiology of this assessment and provide everything you need to know to conduct a talk test in total confidence. This test should be done as a precursor to every FTP field test, as it also is an excellent means of reinforcing riders’ understanding of perceived exertion.

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Friday Favorite: A Motivating Warm-up Track

This week, I’m digging back a few years for an awesome track that works for a great warm-up. The lyrics are perfect for hooking your riders in from the very beginning of your class!

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Winter Solstice Profile

This is a different twist to our typical December profiles, and one that you will find useful throughout a cold winter. Shari Miranda brings you her Winter Solstice Profile, with all songs pertaining to “light” and “sunshine.” This profile is perfect for those who prefer not to do a holiday-themed ride. You and your students will enjoy this journey to the light!

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