Wednesday Timeless Classics: Swing Your Way Through Your Warm-up

When you play this song as a warm-up or a recovery, your riders are going to think, “I have the coolest instructor ever!”

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How to Develop a Faster Cadence, Part 4: 3 Video Tips for Quicker Pedaling

I filmed a video to highlight three important tips when training a higher cadence: a technique that may address what’s preventing your riders from pedaling quickly, neuromuscular adaptations, and how to stand at higher cadences.

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How to Develop a Faster Cadence, Part 3: More Drills and 6 Profiles to Improve Cadence

In part 2 of our series on developing a faster cadence, we covered four foundational considerations that should be addressed before attempting to pedal more quickly. In this chapter, we provide even more specific drills to improve cadence and give you six different profiles that have cadence as an objective.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: A Classic EDM Track for Your Tour de France Profiles

Perfect for a Tour de France stage that requires attacks on a climb in the Alps. I’ve been using it in my stage profiles since 1997 and it never gets old. Allez, allez!

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Class Profile: The Ultimate HIIT—Teaching with Perceived Exertion

The Ultimate HIIT Profile provides you with the ammunition you will need to guide riders to truly understand perceived exertion for higher intensity riding. Through your coaching you help them to relate each interval with duration and intensity and to make mental notes of what they are feeling. Ask your riders to take what they learn in this profile and apply it to other classes they attend.

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A Fourth of July Profile: Three Climbs In America

This fun profile may get some of your students singing here and there—that is, if they can breathe! There are three climbs that vary from moderate to challenging, with a 3-minute flat in between.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Rapturous Blend of Electronica, Dance Beat, and Chill-Out Vibe

This track teases you as it builds. Stay seated until the energy pulls you out of the saddle for a hard, energetic climb.

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Step Outside Your Musical Box: Cover Songs

Covers are songs performed by an artist other than the one who recorded the original version. This allows instructors to provide music that is familiar yet different. Some renditions are true to the original, some take a totally new approach. Some cross genres. Using covers allows you to expand your own musical tastes where you might not have gone before.

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Class Profile: The Ultimate HIIT—Teaching With Power

Are you confused about teaching with power? Have you wondered what power output your riders should achieve in their intervals? Then this profile is for you. I call it the Ultimate HIIT because in addition to estimating FTP, it includes some of the more important durations for intervals so they can be compared to each other. This is very important when teaching both power as well as perceived exertion. I have a feeling you and your riders will love/hate this profile!

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How to Develop a Faster Cadence, Part 2: Four Considerations for Training Leg Speed

In part 1 of this cadence series, we discussed why cadence matters so much in indoor cycling classes. In this chapter, you’ll see how form and technique—and ultimately pedal stroke—are at the foundation of being able to pedal more quickly. Numerous drills are provided to help you reach this goal.

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