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Standing Challenge, Take 2: Compare Standing With Seated Efforts

Two months ago, I wrote a post about the wisdom (or lack of it) of standing for very long periods out of the saddle. I challenged anyone in the indoor cycling world to perform my standing climb challenge. I still think it’s worth trying, but I recognize it’s not a very effective workout, so I have a much more attainable challenge; one which will also be eye-opening as you compare power, heart rate, and cadence with standing versus seated efforts. Will you do this challenge?

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Facebook Live! Let’s Talk Stage 15 of the Tour de France!

Another Facebook live broadcast! This one is about Stage 15 from Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz that goes two times up the Grand Colombier, a brutal climb in the Jura Mountains, just west of the Alps. Keep checking back as I give you tips on how to authentically teach these stages in your cycling classes!

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Facebook Live on the ICA Page! Tour de France Coverage and More!

Facebook live videos are growing in popularity right now, and I plan on taking advantage of this excellent way to bring you more coaching tips. Check out my first one here. It’s about today’s Tour de France stage results, and tomorrow’s epic climb up Mont Ventoux, and how you can coach them in your classes. I plan on doing this a lot more often too, so stay tuned!

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Using Google Maps to Design an Indoor Ride

You don’t need a fancy GPS or cycling training software to design a realistic outdoor ride. Check out this short video that demonstrates how I use Google Maps to dynamically design the route for my indoor cycling profile.

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ContraINDIGNATIONS™—Fast Jumps?!

Welcome to the first in a series of (unfortunately) many videos demonstrating moves and drills inappropriately used in Spinning® and indoor cycling classes. Let’s work together to stop the madness.

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Magic Coaching Minute Video: What to Do With Elbows

Ever notice riders who turn their elbows out to the sides, either when seated or when standing? I’ve seen it quite often at conferences, even amongst instructors. Gene Nacey of Cycling Fusion and I have a clever cue for you to cure your students of this habit. It’s a great way to think of riding both indoors and outside!

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Magic Coaching Minute

Welcome to the Magic Coaching Minute, a new segment on ICA. We will bring you a coaching suggestion via video once or twice a month. The first Magic Coaching Minute is with Gene Nacey of Cycling Fusion, filmed and produced at the Cycling Fusion Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. In this video, we analyze a rider’s poor technique as demonstrated by Gene, and try to assess the best way to correct his form. The issue is a very jerky pedal stroke while climbing out of the saddle. The rider often looks like he’s on a pogo stick. How do you fix it?

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Talk Test Video: A one-on-one graded exercise test

This is a video of a one-on-one graded exercise test I did on a Spinner bike with one of my training clients. Notice the verbiage I use as I guide him through the test. This is an excellent way to do this but one-on-one isn’t practical with your students. Following this will be an Audio […]

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Video: cool down and stretch following high intensity workout

Here is a video of a cool down and stretch routine following a high intensity ride called The Roller Coaster Ride that I taught at the Buffalo Athletic Club July of 2011. This is just one example of a stretch series. Over the next couple of months I’ll provide more videos of a variety of styles of post-ride stretches by different instructors.

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Magic Coaching Moment Video: Be Prepared

Here is a quick instructor tip that will help you be more prepared than ever for your classes. After this, you will never forget anything ever again!On my trip to Buffalo Athletic Club in July, I met some wonderful instructors who really go out of their way for their students.

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