Theme Ride Thursday: Shop ‘Til You Drop Profile

Guest instructor Christine Nielsen loves to play interactive games with her students. She came up with this creative profile for Black Friday, but given that you’ve got a few more shopping weeks before Christmas, there is still plenty of time to have a lot of fun with this profile. In fact, it is possible to use it year-round just for fun!

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Need a Thanksgiving Profile? ICA has 4 Thanksgiving Profiles for Members

The cornucopia of ICA Thanksgiving profiles is overflowing with four different and exciting rides—you should be able to teach a different one in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Here they are all in one place to make it easier for you to locate them.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: A Rich, Deep, Mournful Voice

This versatile song can play many roles. I love to use it as a warm-up, but it also works well in the middle of your ride as a gentle climb, a slight headwind, or a moderate-energy flat road.

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Mainstream Music Monday: You Can Be a Hero

This dance track with two standing surges on the chorus will make you a hero in your class. And I’m a hero for telling you about it…because it’s a free download!

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: This Powerful Climb Needs No Cues

The first time I heard this song was at a Spinning session at CanFitPro a gazillion years ago. Josh Taylor was leading the sold-out session; everyone was out of the saddle pedaling in sync. The lights were low, the energy was through the roof, and Josh didn’t have to say much at all. The beats, the rhythm, the sweat, the drums drove the pedals. I remember to this day the impact this song had on me, and I wasn’t even riding—I was observing! 

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You’ve Got Your FTP Number…Now What?

You’ve coached your riders to understand the benefits of establishing a benchmark metric known as functional threshold power, or FTP, a number around which they can set their intensity. You’ve used one of the recommended methods to determine FTP. Now what do you do? How do you provide each rider with their zones?

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Friday Favorites: Two Great Halloween Tracks

These songs will have you doing a dance with the devil for your Halloween theme rides. You could use them outside of Halloween as well…if you need a slightly sinister sound!

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Need a Halloween Profile? ICA has 9 Halloween Profiles for Members

The trick-or-treat bag of ICA Halloween profiles is overflowing with nine different and exciting theme rides. Here they are all in one place to make it easier for you to locate them.

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Ask the Expert: What’s the Benefit of Holding the Arms Out to the Side?

I was asked about riding with one arm held out to the side to ostensibly work the core. This, and all versions of one-arm riding, is one of those techniques I call #FakeMoves. Yup, that’s a new hashtag I want you all to start using when the technique is nothing but fluff and has no benefit!

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Progressive House with a Dancehall Twist

Reggae dancehall–inspired track that will make you want to dance.

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