Posts Tagged ‘HIT’

Interval Bicycling Workouts to Use in Your Spinning® Classes

By Jennifer Sage On January 11, 2014 1 Comment

blurrylegs medium sizeIn indoor cycling / Spinning® classes, HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is probably the technique used by more instructors than any other. HIIT is important and it is fun (well, to some people!) but if that’s all you do then you are probably asking for trouble; it’s important to have balance. But that is the subject of a completely different post; this one is to share two interval training articles from Bicycle Magazine by Selene Yeager.

The first is Interval Bike Workouts for Power and Performance.

As the article says:

Intervals. The very word triggers groans of dread from even the most training-obsessed cyclists. But these short, misery-inducing efforts offer a huge fitness return for a comparatively small time investment. Even 20- to 30-second micro-intervals have been shown to increase V02 max,

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Do you want to know more about effective interval training?

By Jennifer Sage On March 23, 2012 No Comments

Do you want to know more about putting together the most effective high intensity interval training (HIIT) profiles? Are you willing to have your profile be evaluated for effectiveness?

At the Indoor Cycling Association, the next two months will be devoted to high intensity training. On my previous website two years ago, I invited members to submit HIIT profiles to be critiqued. This was extremely popular and everyone, the profile submitters as well as the members, learned a huge amount about creating interval classes that are the most effective in achieving the stated goal. I’d like to do that again. This is the official invitation to ICA members to submit their interval profile (and if you are not yet an ICA member, the knowledge you gain about high intensity training in the coming months might be worth the entire price of admission)!

Don’t worry, you can remain anonymous! Before I

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