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Mainstream Music Monday: Hey, Brother! Do You Want to Ride Fast?

This is a song that I have been riding the past few weeks and even my slow-twitch, hard-climb-lovin’ legs are digging it! It’s a great track and I have a neat pyramid scheme for the song to help push your riders to the next level.

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Video Profile: Tour of the Training Zones

The Tour of the Training Zones is one of the most important profiles in the ICA library. It’s a very educational profile that requires more talking than most profiles. For that reason, to help you teach it to your own classes, I’ve filmed myself teaching this ride so you can hear my cueing and how I deal with the intensity myself. I also have a summary of the profile cues that you can download and modify.

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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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