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Friday Favorites: When Old is New Again

Let this cover of a Joy Division song energize you during interval work.

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Don’t Get Fooled Again—An April Fool’s Day Playlist

April Fool’s Day is quickly approaching. What do you have in store for your class?

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This One Thing

Yes, I do a lot to prepare for my classes. I spend hours making playlists. I read articles on physiology and innovative cueing. You do it too. But there’s one thing I do that I think makes a huge difference in my coaching. And maybe you don’t agree with its importance. Are you ready?

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Mainstream Music Monday: A Versatile Song You’ll Turn to Often

This track is peppy and lively with a nice cadence of 86 rpm that can work almost anywhere in your playlist. 

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Hovers and Isolations in Spinning Classes

What exactly does an isolation look like on the bike? Is it similar to a hover? In this article, we discuss the difference between the two and why neither are effective or beneficial techniques to employ in indoor cycling classes. Just don’t do them!

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Friday Favorites: Conquer the Climb

This highly addictive beat creates the perfect mood for a lengthy and arduous climb. With heavy percussion and no vocals, the song demands all attention to be focused on the task at hand. Climb, endure, and conquer.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Girl Bands

As a follow-up to last week’s boy band post, we’re showcasing girl bands for this week’s Theme Ride Thursday.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: We Good?

This happy-go-lucky song will have you climbing with a smile on your face. If you’re into jumps, this is your song—or just stand on the chorus.

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Minimum Effective Dose (MED) and Power Zone Training in Indoor Cycling

We’ve all heard the phrase “Exercise is the best medicine.” However, no medicine is equally good at any dose; too little and the desired effects will not be achieved, too much and negative side effects result. Dosage in the context of exercise means training load: the intensity, duration, and frequency of a given activity. What are the best doses of each level of intensity and how will knowing this help us plan our classes?

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Mainstream Music Monday: A Smooth Recovery Song

Let this easygoing pop song give your riders a bit of relaxation just when it’s needed!

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