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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Quick Profile: Intensity Ladders, Various Cadences

This quick profile consists of four 6.5-minute intervals, each an intensity ladder performed in a different cadence rangeThis ride gives students an opportunity to understand how the same zone can feel very different when performed at a different cadence.

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Theme Ride Thursday: 2019 Grammy Awards—Playlist and Profile

The 61st Grammy Awards will air on CBS February 10, 2019. It’s the recording industry’s most prestigious award. Bring the best of 2018 into your studio by selecting songs that are nominated, or use our already-prepared profile, Diversity, a 2019 Grammy Profile, by Julianne Lafleur. 

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Quick Profile: That Sweet Spot

The “sweet spot” in cycling is between 88% and 93% of functional threshold power. This profile is a relatively steady-state profile where riders aim to ride in their sweet spot. Riders will sustain a high Zone 3/low Zone 4 effort with a perceived exertion that lies somewhere between 6 (moderately hard) and 7 (hard) on a 1–10 scale.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Sexy and I Know It!

Summer is the time of year where many of us get to show off those legs we’ve been developing all winter long. It’s time to feel “sexy” or, at the very least, marginally happy with the rewards of our hard work—ha! If you feel like “heating things up,” give this “sexy” playlist a listen and find what that appeals to you.

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Mainstream Music Monday: Let’s Power Up!

Build speed and power with this alt-rock track that’ll really get you moving!

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Theme Ride Thursday: Canada Day

This post is for our friends up north and anyone who loves Canada. Learn about the history of Canada Day and celebrate it in your next profile with songs from our playlist, eh!

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He Who Walks with the Stars: RIP, Gord Downie

October 17, 2017, was the day that Gord Downie, lead singer of the Tragically Hip, lost his battle with brain cancer. To recognize this incredible loss for Canada, we invite you to read Canadian cycling instructor Julianne Lafleur’s tribute to the singer, songwriter, and the band that is considered “the most Canadian band in the world.”

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