Posts Tagged ‘coaching’

Keep learning from endurance coaching methods and coaches

By Jennifer Sage On November 8, 2011 No Comments

Read, read, read. Anything you can get your hands on that will help your understanding of training, physiology and even nutrition for athletes. For your own benefit, as well as for the benefit of your students who look to you for advice. If you are teaching Spinning® and indoor cycling classes, and helping your students improve their fitness and/or performance, then I believe you are working with athletes, regardless of their goals or level of fitness.

Many coaches in the endurance world – which includes cycling, running, triathlon, swimming and rowing, are seeking to be on the cutting edge, pushing the limits of their knowledge of performance. As much as possible, endurance coaches look to science to answer questions, but also realize that they must modify the information to match the individual

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High cadence in Spinning® is hard stuff!

By Jennifer Sage On September 8, 2011 9 Comments

Spinning musicThose of you who have been following me for awhile have heard me preach about the benefits and challenges of legitimate high cadence work, and the ineffectiveness of non-legitimate high cadence work in your Spinning® and Indoor Cycling classes.

This morning I taught a ladder class of high cadence intervals. We maxed out at a “high” of 108rpm, and ouch, that hurt!

Let me explain what I mean by legitimate high cadence….

When you work at cadences from 90-110rpm, with the proper resistance, it is one of the most challenging things you can do in an indoor cycling class, both in terms of technique and cardiovascular challenge. Proper resistance is the key concept there. The ride I did this morning was based on the beat of the songs, which were 85, 88,

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