Exercise Physiology for Interval Training in Indoor Cycling, Part 2

Knowledgeable instructors are effective instructors. Deepening your understanding of exercise physiology allows you to be that capable teacher whose students achieve their fitness, weight loss, or health goals. When you know how human metabolic systems operate and how to harness them in a training session, your classes will be purposeful and your participants will feel confident following your lead. This exercise physiology primer is the preface for our interval training series.

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Exercise Physiology for Interval Training in Indoor Cycling, Part 1

Knowledgeable instructors are effective instructors. Deepening your understanding of exercise physiology allows you to be that capable teacher whose students achieve their fitness, weight loss, or health goals. When you know how human metabolic systems operate and how to harness them in a training session, your classes will be purposeful and your participants will feel confident following your lead. This exercise physiology primer is the preface for our interval training series.

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Ask The Expert: Sweating, Weight Loss, and Fitness

Josephine has a rider who loves to sit right in front of the fan, but she never sweats. Is this good or bad? She also wonders if sweating plays a role in weight loss. We turn to the ultimate expert, Dr. Jennifer Klau, who did her master’s thesis on sweat. Dr. Klau’s answer goes way beyond this question and will help you understand the physiology of sweating at a much deeper level so you can inform your riders correctly about what it means…and even more importantly, what it doesn’t mean.

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Don’t Just Sit There! Lifestyle Lessons From Recent Research

Dr. Jennifer Klau gives it to you straight. The data are in, and sitting is not what our bodies are meant to be doing for long periods. But don’t take that to mean the time on your bike; it’s the other 23 hours of the day you need to be concerned with!

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Heart Rate Training Part 3: A Discussion of RPE and Recovery

In Part 2 of this series, Dr. Klau discussed what to make of the numbers that show up on your HR monitor, and defined the various thresholds we should be concerned with. This article discusses RPE and a little bit about recovery. Following this article, we will turn to an extended audio interview with Dr. Klau on where to go next with heart rate training in our indoor cycling classes. . . .

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Heart Rate Training Part 2: Heart Rate as a Training Tool

In the first part of this series we discussed how the heart works. In this segment, we’ll talk about how (and how not) to use heart rate (HR) as a training tool. ‘Fitness’ is a description of how the body adapts to the demands placed upon it. Polite suggestions won’t increase your fitness, nor will […]

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Heart Rate Training : The Basics Part 1

How much do you know (or remember) about the heart? Before we get into the nuts and bolts of HR Training, it’s important to review the basics of how the circulatory system works.

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