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Friday Favorite: Be Legendary

If you enjoyed our soundtrack edition of Step Outside Your Musical Box, here’s another great song!

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ICA is Coming to Chicago July 7 and 8

Jennifer Sage will be in the Chicago area July 7 and 8 for a Friday master class and full day of training sessions on Saturday. The event is being hosted by JCC Chicago Northbrook at the Marvin Lustbader Fitness Center.

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Should Loud Music be the Next Contraindication?

Loud music can motivate but it can also have lifelong harmful effects. What is our responsibility to our students?

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Mainstream Music Monday: Show Me What You Got!

You will not be able to hold back!

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Power File Analysis Results

Here is the analysis of the power files I posted a few weeks ago. I had two winners, Karyn and Bill, who posted their suggestions about what was going on with power output, heart rate, and cadence. Posts like these will serve to increase your knowledge, helping you create profiles with purpose. They should also be eye-openers to help expand your coaching, even if you don’t have power!

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Friday Favorites: Crowd-Pleasing Climb

This week’s track is a great crowd-pleaser for those in your class who like radio hits and those who prefer more electronica!

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Standing Challenge, Take 2: Compare Standing With Seated Efforts

Two months ago, I wrote a post about the wisdom (or lack of it) of standing for very long periods out of the saddle. I challenged anyone in the indoor cycling world to perform my standing climb challenge. I still think it’s worth trying, but I recognize it’s not a very effective workout, so I have a much more attainable challenge; one which will also be eye-opening as you compare power, heart rate, and cadence with standing versus seated efforts. Will you do this challenge?

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Theme Ride Thursday: Kick off Your Summer with this Memorial Day Playlist

Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE.

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Mantras for Tempo and Endurance Rides

One of our more popular series on ICA is a set of articles with various strategies for inspiring your students up long climbs. The series was called Strategy for Strength, and is one of the favorites we’ve done on ICA. One of the strategies was to inspire students to come up with a mantra that they repeat over and over to themselves as they climb. Of course, mantras aren’t just for climbing. I was inspired recently to come up with some for sustained tempo pace.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: Ride Until the Sun Comes Up

If you’re open to a Latin beat, I promise this choice will not disappoint.

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