ICI Podcast 341 – Follow Up On IHRSA With Cameron Chinatti With Stages Indoor Cycling

Cameron Chinatti Stages Indoor Cycling

Master Educator Cameron Chinatti with Stages Indoor Cycling joins me for a fun followup to their very successful IHRSA convention where they launched the new Stages SC3 Indoor Cycle. We’ve got a bunch of videos that relate to my interview, which you’ll find below. One of the highlights from the show was the amazing efforts of two cyclists, during their 60 sec challenge. First there was Junior Nationals competitor Dominic 

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Stages SC3 Indoor Cycle Review – Part 1

Stages SC3 Indoor Cycle Review

IHRSA 2015 was the first public appearance of the Stages Cycling SC3 Indoor Cycle. This was a total surprise to me and I have no idea how Stages Master Educator Dennis Mellon was able to keep his mouth shut for so long. We talk weekly and it must have been killing him not to be able to tell me about their latest project Going forward, I feel it’s important to 

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If this Turbine made you stronger/faster… would you stick it up your nose?

Turbine Sports Breathing Nose Nasal Opener

I connect with the ‘gear heads’ in my classes by reminding them how our bodies convert a carbon based fuel source (food) into the energy that powers a bicycle. Which is very similar to how the engine in your car creates the power that propels you down the highway, using another carbon based fuel source > gasoline or diesel. I wrote a pair of posts about the many similarities between 

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Nope, you’re making exactly the same power standing – as you are seated


“Why do I make less power (fewer watts) standing, then when I’m seated, John?” A great question from one of the riders in yesterday’s Performance Cycle class. An observation that shows he’s paying attention + it gives me the chance to clear this up, so you can properly explain this anomaly to your participants. The short answer is you don’t* If resistance and cadence remains the same, in or out of 

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Above and @ Threshold Profiles – “It should feel like you’re taking a bath in a tube full of lactate”


  We’ve all heard the causality dilemma, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”.   Ancient philosophers have been debating this question since the beginning of recorded history.  Indoor cycling instructors have been asking themselves a similar question,”What comes first, the playlist or the profile?”, ever since Jonny G showed the world how much fun it could be to ride a bike that goes nowhere. As a more “seasoned” instructor 

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New Epic Planet Indoor Cycling DVD – Video

indoor cycling video dvd download for class

Epic Planet just released a new DVD/Video you can use in your classes! The Tour of the West – Volume 1 – Intervals [They are also offering a 30% discount on all digital downloads – the company is based in Florida and the producer is feeling a little sorry for all of us stuck in the cold/snow & ice] Just enter Coupon Code BIGFREEZE at checkout to get 30% off 

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A good ride!

That's me in the hat - with the MI team from ICG.

I taught my last class today. My last ride so-to-speak. It all started seven years ago. I had been Spinning® for years. That day our regular instructor asked me to lead her class. She was just too sick. To me – a pilot – it was like being asked to safely land an airliner because the pilots were incapacitated. Truth be told, I was far more prepared to land a 

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Free Music Friday – Is this your best effort?


I love hearing comments like; “I’m giving it everything I’ve got!” when I’m off the bike, working the room. I asked for their Best Effort and they are delivering. The only thing left is handing out their ribbons So what makes for a great Best Effort track? My personal belief is that it needs sound very powerful when played LOUD and has a building intro to give riders a chance 

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ICI/PRO Podcast 339 Understanding the floors and ceilings of training with power

Long climbs have you bumping up against your power ceiling.

I prefer to limit the mathematical computations many Instructors typically ask of their classes. For example you’d never hear me say; “now I want everyone at 85% of their FTP” or… “this next interval is 30 seconds in Zone 5B which is 103 to 106% of your LT/AT heart rate followed by 2 minutes in Zone 3 = 90%-93%”… everybody got that? Then let’s GO!!! I’ll admit that part of 

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Performance Cycle – FTP Assessment or 2 + 1 = a straight line


Better late than never they say. It certainly applies to this season’s Performance Cycle classes – now we’re in full swing after some initial confusion that came from a sudden change on GFDH’s. We kicked off this past Sunday with an assessment to find the wattage numbers we will be using going forward. I like to use very simple terminology that minimises any mathematical computations. The week before I described how 

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