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Need a Halloween Profile? ICA has 9 Halloween Profiles for Members

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

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Mainstream Music Mondays: A Powerful, Intense Climb

Are you ready to push your riders over that mountain? This song has all of the power to help you motivate your riders to dig in, accept the challenge, and not back down in the face of adversity!

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Friday Favorites: World Championship–Worthy

Perfect for a race simulation from the Women’s World Championship road race!

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Quick Profile: Building Blocks of Strength and Power

This profile will enable riders to develop their climbing skills while also challenging them to increase resistance and decrease cadence while maintaining the same intensity. It develops muscular endurance at sub-threshold and threshold levels of intensity and requires as much mental as physical strength. Riders must possess patience, discipline, and focus to get through each block.

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: Dark and Gloomy

When you need to get to the top of the hill, now.

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He Won’t Back Down…RIP, Tom Petty

The world lost an incredible musician today. Here is a list of some of my favorite Tom Petty tracks to use in my cycling classes, and how I use them. I’ve also created a Spotify playlist of what I feel are some of his best songs for a wide variety of uses in your classes, from the warm up, to the cool-down, to fast flats, hard climbs, and much more.

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Mainstream Music Mondays: You’re Gonna Wanna Get Some of This

THIS is how you do short, hard surges on the chorus. I provide two methods: increasing cadence or increasing resistance.

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Puerto Rico, We Love You!

If you haven’t yet organized a charity event to raise funds for one of the (far too many) disasters, Puerto Rico needs us! Let’s bring our Spinning® / indoor cycling community together and raise money for these Americans. The need is urgent! The best news is that there is some fantastic music from Puerto Rico—we’ve put together a Spotify playlist with some of our favorites.

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Anatomy of Inquiry-Based Coaching

When it comes to cueing in the cycling studio, there are two distinct paths instructors can take: telling and asking. Both have their place and both are paired nicely with showing, or demonstrating. Cori explains how incorporating questions into your cueing can elicit more effort toward the goal and ownership in the outcome from your riders.

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Friday Favorites: Time to Get Up and Go

I’ve mentioned before I like easy-sounding songs for my warm-ups since I teach at 5:45 a.m., but just because I said “easy-sounding” doesn’t mean that these songs are easy, nor should they ever be classified as easy-listening.

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