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The Diabetic Athlete

With over 29 million individuals with diabetes, it’s important for instructors to know what effect high glucose levels has on the body, and how to assist a client who experiences low blood sugar during class.

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Prenatal Exercise and Cycling

Supporting your cycling clients during prenatal exercise requires a fundamental understanding of their physiologic changes & contraindications to exercise.

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Recover Faster

Whenever I think of recovering faster, I hear my grandfather in the back of my head telling me to sleep faster when I only had four hours until the morning. By no means do I want you to start shortchanging your recovery time nor try to psychologically speed up the process. I do want you to consider how fast your heart rate recovers and learn some valuable information you can provide to educate your riders.

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Prostate Issues and Cycling

Recently, we’ve received questions concerning the effects of cycling on the prostate. Does indoor cycling pose a greater threat to prostatitis? Are there ways we can minimize the risks in this oh-so-sensitive area while riding?

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Is Cardio (Including Your Spinning® Class) Bad for You?

18 months ago, following a rash of press that Spinning®, and even just plain cardio, is “bad” for you, Dr. Jennifer Klau and I got together to discuss the lack of science behind these claims. Originally the audio for this interview was for members only, but I am resurrecting this and making it free for everyone to hear. This discussion specifically goes into debunking a Charles Poliquin article about the “negatives of aerobic training”.

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One Word—OUCH!

I’ve been quite amazed by how many indoor riders do not wear cycling shorts. Maybe they’ve only seen the pro team shorts with all the obnoxious colors and sponsors. So what has your experience been like? Shorts? No shorts? Any fun and “interesting” conversations?

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Ask The Expert: Instructor Worries About Co-Instructor’s Performance Supplement Before Classes

I received an interesting query from an instructor who is worried about one of her co-instructors who takes a caffeine and Nitrous Oxide (NO) supplement prior to teaching. Students have described him as inattentive, distracted and even “psychotic”. I turned to Dr. Jennifer Klau for advice on this subject. Even if you’re not taking this particular supplement, you might want to keep Dr. Klau’s admonition in the back of your mind when considering supplements!

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A New Benefit of Indoor Cycling for People With Parkinson’s

Can indoor cycling be an effective intervention in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions?

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Ask the Expert: Does Indoor Cycling help Bone Health?

I received this question: “One of my riders asked me if indoor cycling is weight bearing enough to be beneficial for someone dealing with osteopenia. Any thoughts or insights or studies that I could pass along?” For the answer, I went to someone with far more knowledge than me! This is an important issue for all of us and our students, so make sure you are informed. . . .

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