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Theme Ride Thursday: Are You READY?

Who’s ready to get back on that saddle?

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Wednesday Timeless Classics: What We All Need Right Now

This group has been a staple of Spinning and cycling instructors since the early days of Johnny G and Spinning. It is a peaceful and relaxing song with a gentle energy that works for a warm-up in a profile with a mind-body focus, for an endurance ride, or as a cool-down. It’s also perfect for the moment we are living in right now (at the time of this post, coronavirus).

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How to Develop a Faster Cadence, Part 1: Why Cadence Matters

Developing a faster cadence requires purposeful, focused training and should be an essential part of your indoor cycling class objectives. But pedaling quickly is not as easy as it sounds. This series will guide you through the reasons why cadence matters and the physiology of cadence, as well as provide you with technique tips, ample drills, cueing, and even full profiles on how to teach your riders about cadence.

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Mainstream Music Monday: A Gentle Cool-Down or Warm-Up

This song gripped me from the moment the first chord hit my ears. Such a powerful song with a simple message. It could be the perfect introduction or ending in a powerful class.

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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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How to Coach Resistance in Your Indoor Cycling Class, Part 5

In part 4 of this series I gave you critical information about how to cue resistance so that students find the amount of load or gear they need to meet the goals you set for that segment of your profile. In part 5, we manipulate the variables of that vital equation. I also give you 7 drills that you can use to create your own awareness exercises, solidifying the concept in your riders’ minds.

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Friday Favorites: Catchy Alt Tune for Over/Under Intervals

A spacious sound that is easy to get lost in.

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How to Coach Resistance in Your Indoor Cycling Class, Part 4

In part 4 of this series, I get to the meat of cueing resistance in a way that encourages students to find the gear they need to meet the goals you set for that segment of your profile. You coach this by teaching them the most vital equation they’ll learn in your classes.

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Mainstream Music Monday: A Short, Tempo Climbing Interval

Riders will recruit slow-twitch muscles and challenge the cardiovascular system as they climb at tempo using a relatively high gear and a higher cadence.

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How to Coach Resistance in Your Indoor Cycling Class, Part 3

In parts 1 and 2, I discussed two approaches to avoid when cueing resistance. In this and the following article, I provide tips on how to teach the concept of resistance and inspire your riders to add enough so that they achieve the adaptations your profile is targeting. This article describes the warm-up and provides cues for establishing that first touch of the resistance knob or gear level so riders can prepare the body at the proper intensity.

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