The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Find the Flow”

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  Before I was an ICI/Pro Contributor, or Master Educator, before I spent every weekend coaching whatever sport my kids were playing at the time, back in what feels like a different life I was and Ironman triathlete.  I spent close to 10 years in pursuit of that coveted Hawaiian Ironman spot, only to see my competition get faster and that spot get farther and farther away.  I may not 

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Around, Below and Above”

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The Power of 3 – “Around, Below and Above” “Congregation” by The Foo Fighters “The Hanging Tree” by Peter G RewerRK “In the Clear” by Foo Fighters   Over the past few weeks I have been fascinated with the HBO series “Sonic Highways”, which features one of my favorite bands, the Foo Fighters.  “In this new series, Foo Fighters commemorate their 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that 

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Like Warren Miller Only Better”

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The Power of 3 – “Like Warren Miller Only Better” “Outside” by The Foo Fighters “Bone Thugs-N-Chili Peppers” by The Melker Project “Vertigo (Redanka Power Mix” by Peter G ReWerk As many of you know, I live in Colorado and skiing is one of my family’s favorite winter activities.  Every year we used to look forward to the release of the latest Warren Miller ski movie as the unofficial start 

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FTP Mix – Harmonically Mixed Set for Functional Threshold Power Test

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FTP Mix “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2 “Wake Me Up” by Avicii “Real Gone” by Sheryl Crow “Danny, Dakota and the Wishing Well” by A Silent Film “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Vertigo” by U2 Last week I wrote about the “Threshold Check” or “Mini-Threshold Test” that I perform at the beginning of every class.  This week I want to share how I teach 

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Stairway to Heaven”

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  The Power of 3 – “Stairway To Heaven” “Rhiannon” by Stevie Nicks “Come On Eileen” by Dexie’s Midnight Runners “Stairway To Heaven” by Heart   For years I had been patiently waiting for the facilities I instruct in to upgrade their bikes to use power.  When these upgrades finally started to happen I was surprised by the different wattage readings I would see, not only, from different brands of 

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “My Body Tells Me “NO” But I Won’t Quit Cuz I Want More”

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The Power of 3 – “”My Body Tells Me “NO” But I Won’t Quit Cuz I Want More” “Turn The Levels” by DJ Lobersterdust “Part of Me” by Katy Perry “My Body” by Young the Giant There has been a lot of talk lately about the proper range of RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) in indoor cycling classes. The general range that most indoor cycling certifications recommend is 60-110rpm. That doesn’t 

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The Power of 7 – Seven Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “No Left Turn”

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The Power of 7 – “No Left Turn” “Lessons in Love” by Neon Trees “Dance Again” by Jennifer Lopez “Walking on Air” by Katy Perry “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 “Only Girl” by Rihanna “Mmm Yea” by Austin Mahone “Timber” by Pit Bull Do you remember the old days of indoor cycling when it felt like the only cues instructors knew were “turn it to the right” or “add 

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Sets – “Close the Gap”

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The Power of 3 – “Close the Gap” “Talk Dirty to Me” by Poison “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen Last Saturday my outdoor cycling group had their last organized ride of the season.  It was a beautiful day in Denver, no wind and the temperature ranged from 50-70 degrees.  This group has a wide range of abilities, there are men and women, young and old, husbands 

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Indoor Cycle Brand-Specific Class Profiles

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We all like our specific brand… Ever notice how, if you teach on multiple brands of Indoor Cycle, your class presentation changes a little from one to the other? From the distance all the IC’s from FreeMotion, Keiser, Schwinn and Star Trac, look pretty much the same. But you know better if you’re teaching at more than one location. Each brand’s bikes have their own unique characteristics: The resistance systems react 

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Sets – “Call the Plumber”

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  The Power of “3” – “Call the Plumber” “Waves” by Mr. Probz “Duel” by Bond “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift As many of you know I was recently selected as a Master Educator by Stages Indoor Cycling.  Last Saturday I led my first workshop at Cherry Creek Athletic Club in Denver and it was an honor to share the basics of power training with this group of 20 

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Sets

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The Power of “3” “Viva!” by Bond “Frequency” by Slyde “Restless” by Evil Nine On October 10th my sons, Christian and Seth, and I  participated in an indoor cycling charity ride called The Roadless Ride which benefits a local charity named Brent’s Place.   This event consists of 12 one hour indoor cycling classes where participants donate $45 or more for each class they choose to participate in.  There is 

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