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RIP, Reverend D. Wayne Love (Jake Black) of Alabama 3

Best known for the song “Woke Up This Morning” which became the theme song for the HBO series The Sopranos, Alabama 3 has a number of tracks that should be in your indoor cycling repertoire. Jake Black was a clever song writer; the music industry has lost a great soul.

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Mainstream Music Monday: A Feel-Good Tune for an Awesome Climb

This brand-new pop song will give your riders a shot of energy just when it’s needed! And they’ll need that boost to make their way up this beautiful hill!

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Memorial Day Ride by Michael Reilly

Last year, I was in New York and had the pleasure of taking Michael Reilly’s class at Equinox. Michael has been an instructor since 1997 and is one of the original members of the Indoor Cycling Association (thank you, Michael!). It was the day before one of the big American holidays that serves as an entrée to summer, Memorial Day. Michael did a Memorial Day ride that was very moving and I wanted to share these videos with you. Pay attention to his coaching—he’s got a great way of engaging his audience.

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Friday Favorites: Get Ready for Three Rolling Hills

Riders will climb seated, rise up out of the saddle to crest the hill, then return to the saddle with reduced resistance and quick legs for the downhill.

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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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Quick Profile: Just Breathe

Julianne has created an outstanding profile targeting Zone 5, the training zone that helps improve the body’s VO2 max. VO2 max is the highest volume of oxygen your body is able to process and convert to energy, which is enhanced by better breathing techniques. To make the profile more interesting, the entire playlist consists of songs that focus on the breath.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Breathe Through It

Sometimes a song about breathing is the perfect prescription for your profile playlist, whether you are performing high-intensity intervals, riding at a steady-state sub-threshold aerobic level, or encouraging your riders to immerse themselves in a meditative state. Take our playlist of almost 150 songs to create your own theme ride and “just breathe.”

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: You’ll Be Proud to Use this Song

This group formed in 2002 and broke up two years later, but this song found its way into a popular TV series and has become timeless. Use this versatile, gentle track as a warm-up, cool-down, or endurance/tempo pace flat or climb.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Experience Positive Side Effects by Extending Your Warm-Up

Challenge your body to achieve more with this specific warm-up drill combination. This club-ready remix will have your riders primed and ready to go.

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I Took a Peloton Ride…and I Liked It. A Lot!

Last week, I took a Peloton ride, and I liked it…a lot. It wasn’t my first ride that I enjoyed, but this one was different. It was a 20-minute FTP test. Here is my review and what I did when I thought I would quit partway through.

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