ICI/PRO Podcast 326 – Racing Your FTP Audio Class PROfile

That would be your FTP looking back at you... catch him if you can.

Now that I’m an official Stages Indoor Cycling Master Educator, I figured I needed to create an Audio Profile so you can hear how I teach one of my Power classes. My profile is “Racing Your FTP”. The goal is very simple; beat your FTP or “Threshold Check” numbers on every set. The ride will consist of two warm up songs, a “Threshold Check”, and three efforts of around 12, 

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ICI/PRO Podcast – Adirondack Climbs Audio Class PROfile

Adirondack Climbs

Adirondack Climbs profile is loosely based on a series of hikes through the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York. There are 46 peaks that make up the Adirondack High Peaks, and some folks take on the challenge of hiking all 46 of them. This ride is based on one of the smaller scale challenges, which involves six of the peaks and is named the Saranac Lake 6er –for the 

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Use YOUR Workout as Inspiration for your Next Class

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By Jennifer Lintz, Registered Dietitian and ICI/PRO Contributor If you strive to bring variety to your classes, consider using your personal workouts for inspiration. Certainly, going to other instructors’ classes and perusing the web can be a great way to pick up new ideas, but so can your own workouts. I run quite a bit when I’m not on the bike and have found it to be a gold mine 

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Falling in Love with the Golden Zone – Zoning Video Profile featuring Tia Kilpatrick

Zoning Indoor Cycling Video Profile featuring Tia Kilpatrick

I love the simplicity of the Zoning Heart Rate program. Three zones (Easy-Blue/Moderate-Yellow/Hard-Red) that are created using two thresholds; T1 Aerobic Threshold & T2 Anaerobic Threshold – AKA: AT or LT. Simple to communicate and easy for anyone to understand – perfect IMO for our Indoor Cycling classes. We’ve discussed Zoning multiple times here at ICI/PRO. Here are some links where you can learn more about Zoning and how this three 

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ICI/PRO Podcast 317 – Mashup – HIIT vs. Party on the Bike Audio PROfile

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Created By: Dennis Mellon Training Type: Varied Working HR and Wattage Zones: 1-5 Total Class Length: 60 Minutes With the battle raging in indoor cycling between scientifically proven training techniques and fun workouts, I believe there is a place for both. The HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) portion of the class will be structured intervals while the Party on the Bike portion will be music mapping to some classic “Happy 

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ICI/PRO Podcast 311 – Two Types of People Tabatas Audio Class PROfile with Krista Leopold

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Spinning® Instructor Krista Leopold is back with another of her awesome class profiles! “There are two types of people: The ones who give you 50 reasons it can’t be done … and the ones who just do it.” – Hoda Kotb Two Types of People Tabatas  I created this ride to help riders see themselves as the second type of people: those who just do what needs to be done, and 

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ICI/PRO Podcast 305 – A Playlist Technique I Never Considered

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I’ve taught Indoor Cycling classes for about 15 years and thought I understood all of the Do’s and Don’ts of delivering music to my classes. Based on the technique offered in this podcast, I’m realizing I still have a lot to learn…  Dennis Mellon is one of those Instructors who really gets music. His understanding of creating great playlist is probably one reason he was voted the top Instructor where 

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ICI/PRO Podcast 304 – Four Corners (2 ways) Audio Class PROfile from Chrispins

Chris and a few of her crew at the Y

Spinning® Instructor and music expert Chris Hawthorne provides our latest class profile that uses the four cornerstone movements in the Spinning program®: Think of this profile like a square track.  You will be taking your riders around the track four times.  The first time around the track, each movement will be given 4 minutes.  The second time around, 3 minutes. The third time around, 2 minutes.  Your final lap will 

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ICI/PRO Podcast 299 – Power and your Playlist… don’t make it too hard

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Stages Indoor Cycling’s Dunte Hector joins me to discuss his ideas about integrating power, while using your existing music playlists. Brilliant in its simplicity and so easy to implement… I wish I had thought of it myself. Learn Dunte’s trick below. We actually recorded this PRO Podcast back on 2/7 and we mention that Cameron Chinatti was due to give birth at any moment. Well on Feb 13 Corbin Chinatti 

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Indoor Cycling Teamwork Class Video Profile with Stages Indoor Cycling

Cameron Chinatti at the ICIPRO conference

Hey John, As the Olympics have started – I wondered if you could remind me of some of the class profiles that ICI/Pro has published that involve participation from the class as a group ; ie. friendly competition? I am pretty sure there was at least one post like that – I just can’t seem to recall the title. Thanks again. ICI Pro has been a great resource for me. Best, Barb 

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ICI/PRO Podcast 297 – Cycle Action Audio PROfile with Coach Robin Robertson

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In our latest Audio Class PROfile, USA Cycling Coach Robin Robertson suggests we all get back to the basics of form fundamentals. From time to time it is always good to get back to basics with form fundamentals.  Form is often overlooked and not practiced enough.  This workout takes you back to 5 fundamentals:  independent leg work, pedal stroke, smooth transitions in and out of the saddle, the elements of adding 

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