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Tour de France 2019 Stage 2, Team Time Trial

The team time trial is one of the more exciting stages of a bike race you can simulate in your classes. It’s a very challenging effort, and the extended warm-up plus the near constant rotations adds constant variety and keeps the class focused and committed. We provide you step-by-step coaching for this riveting race as well as a virtual ride so you can see how to manage your riders while teaching.

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Profile: Celebrate Summer with Our Summer Solstice Ride

Our Summer Solstice ride is a fun way to tap into summer vibes and energy during the warmer months. Get ready to ride the waves and take in some rays!

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Theme Ride Thursday: School’s Out, Bring on the Summer!

Two playlists to celebrate the lazy, hazy days of summer and the end of the school year! Plus, our Surfin’ Safari profile is bound to get your riders smiling. This profile has been a big hit with our members!

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Theme Ride Thursday: Chase Danger with this Spy-Themed Playlist and Profile

The James Bond theme song is one of the most universally known across the world. This song laid the groundwork for an entire genre of music and we honor it with a spy-themed playlist and profile, aptly called “Shaken, Not Stirred.”

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ICA Workshop: How to Conduct a Ramp Test and a 20-Minute Assessment to Estimate FTP

Here is everything you need to perform two FTP tests with confidence: the ramp (MAP) test and the 20-minute test, including how to coach and motivate your riders to stay committed and how to add the most motivating and energetic music possible. You’ll learn not just the theory but also the practical skills to leading these two important functional assessments. If you have a bike, you can ride along with the two videos and test your own FTP. If you don’t have a bike, that’s OK; just imagine yourself at a conference session and view them with pen and paper in hand.

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Master Class Profile: Negative-Split Threshold Intervals

This profile uses the concept of negative-split training to assist riders in developing aerobic and muscular endurance while targeting threshold training. The structure of this ride also gives fitness enthusiasts an opportunity to master body awareness skills and practice managing their efforts. It is an excellent way to teach new riders and those used to short intervals the concept of pacing. It also prepares riders for FTP testing in the future.

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Quick Profile: Sweet Spot/Threshold Ladder

This profile by Bill Pierce is an excellent way to begin building endurance, either as part of the base-building phase in a periodized training program or as a challenging workout for people returning to exercise after taking some time off. At the time of this posting in May 2020, this is going to be one of the profiles instructors will want to turn to as they resume teaching following global gym closures and cancellation of classes. 

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Quick Profile: Over/Under Intervals 5 X 6 Minutes

This is a challenging interval profile based on working just below and just above your functional threshold power. There are numerous beneficial physiological adaptations behind a structured workout like over/under intervals that will satisfy both your outdoor and indoor-only riders.

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Quick Profile: A Tribute to Mom

This fun yet powerful theme ride is a special profile that honors all the mothers and mother figures in our lives. The objective of building muscular endurance and strength will be achieved by scaling two challenging mountains that are straddled by fast flats.

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Take Your Class on a Journey

The concept elevates the ride above a normal workout by turning it into an adventure. The concept of a journey ride elevates a cycling class above a normal workout by turning it into an adventure.

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