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Quick Profile: Progressive Dueling Intervals—Wild and Crazy Version

A good profile should provide you with endless ways to use it, saving you tons of time in the process. We have had several versions of this profile at ICA. This is an example of taking a template for a solid, goal-based workout and tweaking the music not just for a specific genre (like Bill Pierce’s Pop vs. Rock version), but for a theme like I did with this one using songs about “wild,” “crazy,” and “psycho.” There are so many fun songs in that theme! I also modified the intervals slightly, so it will seem fresh and new to your riders.

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Quick Profile: Open Road Ride

Whether it be on a bike, a motorcycle, a car, or your own two feet, do you ever feel like you just need to escape? Get away from it all? Hit the open road? This ride, presented by guest contributor Laura Gurney, is for those who delight in the experience of the open road. As with any long ride, the main objective and benefit will be to build endurance: muscular, cardiovascular, and mental. This theme-based profile includes songs about driving, cars, highways, and travel.

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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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New Master Class and Quick Profiles: Three-Peat Intervals: Rock ’n’ Roll Style

I have provided two versions for coaching this high-intensity interval profile. One is with power (watts) and the other is with perceived exertion, for when you don’t have power meters. It’s perfect for those new to teaching with watts. It’s a very challenging profile and not for the faint-hearted. For that reason, I also include a fair amount of cueing suggestions on how to give permission for riders to back off or sit one (or two or three) of the intervals out.

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Quick Profile: Black Friday Intervals in the Shopping Mall

This is a journey ride based upon the US holiday of Black Friday, which occurs the day after Thanksgiving. The intent of the profile is to mimic some of the experiences that occur on Black Friday and to match the stress with high-intensity intervals.

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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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Quick Profile: The Sweetest Sweet Spot

“Sweet spot” is the name given to the intensity that overlaps upper Zone 3 and lower Zone 4, just below threshold. It’s called “sweet spot” because this intensity is an ideal balance of high intensity and the ability to cause some adaptations without needing a lot of recovery. Just for fun, this profile uses sweet-themed songs to enhance the concept of sweet-spot training!

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Need a Halloween Profile? ICA has 10 Halloween Profiles for Members

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

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Quick Profile: Four Long Segmented Climbs

Our newest profile by Bill Pierce is a structured climb consisting of four 10-minute hills. To keep it manageable, each hill is broken into four segments. To make it interesting, the timing and terrain of segments vary, either getting longer or shorter, steeper or flatter. To keep it achievable, the hills are all aerobic. To make it challenging, half of each segment is in high Zone 3 and the other half is in Zone 4.

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Halloween Murder Mystery Profile

Your riders are in for the treat of a lifetime! Leslie Mueller has created a murder mystery that she led (performed?) for her class for Halloween, and she has shared the step-by-step process so you can do the same. This may become one of your most popular and requested classes, and one in which you can seek publicity from your local media as well.

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