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My Cycling Class Today: The Importance of Proper Bike Setup

Just because someone has been riding for a while doesn’t mean they’ve ever been walked through a proper bike setup by an instructor.

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Ask the Expert: Cues for Quad Dominance

“Is there a way to cue a rider—in layman’s terms—so that they are not just using or mostly using their quads?” This is a great question and the answer is yes…and no.

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Should Indoor Cycling Instructors Use a Goniometer?

More and more indoor cycling instructors come to class equipped with goniometers. But are they really helpful? Are instructors using them correctly? Many instructors do not know how to use them, and they are not as helpful as you think.

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Magic Coaching Minute: How to Use Toe Cages

We have been asked by a number of instructors for the proper way to use the toe cages and straps on an indoor bike. This Magic Coaching Minute video demonstrates the proper use, safety concerns, and setup issues.

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Magic Coaching Moment Video: Understanding Toe Straps on Indoor Cycling Bikes

As I traveled around North America for 12 years with the Spinning program to well over a hundred clubs certifying instructors, one thing I encountered again and again was a lack of understanding about toe straps and how they work. This video explains what to do.

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