Training with Power

ICI PRO Podcast 368 – Does Intensity Trump Duration?

ICI PRO Podcast 368 – Does Intensity Trump Duration?

Do Indoor Cycling Classes really need to be 45-60 minutes - to provide the health and fitness benefits expected by our participants? Asked another way: If your studio offered classes that were shorter (say 30 minutes), while still just as effective as 3/4 or a full hour, could an "express class" attract people who feel time strapped? Of course anytime you use the words "just as effective" smart Instructors are going to ask; "show me the research"! Martin Gibala, Ph.D. is my guest, for this episode of the Podcast. Dr. Gibala has done the research (and I'm quoting from the back cover of his new book - The One Minute Workout) "As the world's foremost expert in high-intensity interval training, Martin Gibala has pioneered the study of new and remarkably time-efficient type of workout, making...

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Me & My Big Mouth

Me & My Big Mouth

As is customary, I”™ve opened my big mouth and am faced with the proverbial “put up or shut up”.  Don”™t get me wrong, I”™m not one to trash talk and overstate my abilities.  However, I am one that is always challenging others to accomplish things they think are...

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The Weekly Ride – 03/27/18 Cadence Work

The Weekly Ride – 03/27/18 Cadence Work

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion No more hunting for new music or counting out cues to develop your ride profile.  Here is your ready to ride profile for a fully choreographed ride, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards...

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The Weekly Ride – 10/01/18 80s Endurance Ride

The Weekly Ride – 10/01/18 80s Endurance Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 02/19/18 Anti V Day Ride

The Weekly Ride – 02/19/18 Anti V Day Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion: No more hunting for new music or counting out cues.  Here is your ready to ride document, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards.  This ride is timed out, down to the second, to make your...

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The Weekly Ride – 09/24/18 September 2018 Amy

The Weekly Ride – 09/24/18 September 2018 Amy

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 03/12/18 Is It Spring Yet?

The Weekly Ride – 03/12/18 Is It Spring Yet?

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion: No more hunting for new music or counting out cues.  Here is your ready to ride document, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards.  This ride is timed out, down to the second, to make your...

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The Weekly Ride – 020419 January Ride – Amy Smith

The Weekly Ride – 020419 January Ride – Amy Smith

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 072219 Beast Workout

The Weekly Ride – 072219 Beast Workout

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Full Ride PDFApple Music PlaylistSpotify PlaylistFile to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming)The Ride will be available for purchase in the iClass Builder Store (No Programming)A Podcast...

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The Weekly Ride – 022519 Aerobic Challenger – Karyn Silenzi

The Weekly Ride – 022519 Aerobic Challenger – Karyn Silenzi

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 04/30/18 Get Springy

The Weekly Ride – 04/30/18 Get Springy

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion No more hunting for new music or counting out cues to develop your ride profile.  Here is your ready to ride profile for a fully choreographed ride, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards...

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Keiser Tour de Power

Keiser Tour de Power

- My original objective of the Power blog here in ICI/PRO was to build the case for power precept upon precept, slowly but surely.  Good idea, except for folks who already find themselves teaching on power bikes and are anxious to get to the meat & potatoes.  So,...

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The Weekly Ride – 032519 Queen Ride

The Weekly Ride – 032519 Queen Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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Meterless Doesn’t Mean Powerless

Meterless Doesn’t Mean Powerless

It”™s time to start thinking about developing our power, but what do we do if we don”™t have a power meter? First, you will want to build on that good cardiovascular foundation that you now have underneath you from base building this winter.  What”™s that? You mean...

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The Weekly Ride – 120218 HIIT Class – Karyn Silenzi

The Weekly Ride – 120218 HIIT Class – Karyn Silenzi

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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Sweating Is No Badge Of Honor

Sweating Is No Badge Of Honor

Note: Gino's articles are supposed to be for ICI/PRO members only. He feels very strongly about this subject and asked that I make it available for everyone. - John As an Indoor Cycling / Spinning® instructor, you know how important good air flow is.  Don”™t you? ...

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The Weekly Ride – 04/16/18 Speed and Muscular Endurance

The Weekly Ride – 04/16/18 Speed and Muscular Endurance

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion No more hunting for new music or counting out cues to develop your ride profile.  Here is your ready to ride profile for a fully choreographed ride, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards...

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The Weekly Ride – 08/06/18 Boombayah Ride

The Weekly Ride – 08/06/18 Boombayah Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Power of 3 – Keep it Simple and Progress – Profile (Sept 2015 Week 1.1 @ Threshold)  Do You FTP?

The Power of 3 – Keep it Simple and Progress – Profile (Sept 2015 Week 1.1 @ Threshold) Do You FTP?

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.   Over the last 2 years I've been performing a FTP (Functional Threshold Power) test on the first Thursday and Friday of every month in every facility I teach in that has bikes with power.  I have yet to have anyone complain or comment...

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Power for the people survey

Power for the people survey

Cameron Chinatti from Stages Indoor Cycling is looking for Instructors and participants who know their FTP (Functional Threshold Power). I'm not sure exactly what she's doing with the results of this survey - but it only will take you two minutes to complete, so...

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The Weekly Ride – 123118 Power Climbs – Karyn Silenzi

The Weekly Ride – 123118 Power Climbs – Karyn Silenzi

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 02/10/20 Your 10X Stronger Than You Think

The Weekly Ride – 02/10/20 Your 10X Stronger Than You Think

This class is meant to see if you can't surprise yourself and go just that little bit harder. We will increase our resistance (by gear or watts or HR) 10 times once we warm up. Because both power and heart rate are not linear, but are more exponential, the final 4 increases are half the others.

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The Weekly Ride – 07/09/18 Strength

The Weekly Ride – 07/09/18 Strength

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Ok, this is the week that I have been working towards, this is our new era of The Weekly Ride. This week and moving forward you will get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride...

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The Weekly Ride – 02/26/18 February Race Day!

The Weekly Ride – 02/26/18 February Race Day!

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion: No more hunting for new music or counting out cues.  Here is your ready to ride document, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards.  This ride is timed out, down to the second, to make your...

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The Weekly Ride – 04/23/18 Let The Season Begin

The Weekly Ride – 04/23/18 Let The Season Begin

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion No more hunting for new music or counting out cues to develop your ride profile.  Here is your ready to ride profile for a fully choreographed ride, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards...

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The Weekly Ride – 10/29/18 Amy's Mixed Ride

The Weekly Ride – 10/29/18 Amy's Mixed Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 05/28/18 Mixed Ride

The Weekly Ride – 05/28/18 Mixed Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion No more hunting for new music or counting out cues to develop your ride profile.  Here is your ready to ride profile for a fully choreographed ride, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards...

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Me & My Big Mouth

Me & My Big Mouth

As is customary, I”™ve opened my big mouth and am faced with the proverbial “put up or shut up”.  Don”™t get me wrong, I”™m not one to trash talk and overstate my abilities.  However, I am one that is always challenging others to accomplish things...

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The Weekly Ride – 12/16/19 Last Years Holiday Ride

The Weekly Ride – 12/16/19 Last Years Holiday Ride

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/2018-holiday-ride/pl.u-1Bj1tABz9LEWelcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist This weeks ride is the 2018 Holiday ride...

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The Weekly Ride – 02/12/18 Strength Ride

The Weekly Ride – 02/12/18 Strength Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion: No more hunting for new music or counting out cues.  Here is your ready to ride document, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards.  This ride is timed out, down to the second, to make your...

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The Weekly Ride – 121718 The 2018 Holiday Ride

The Weekly Ride – 121718 The 2018 Holiday Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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Use Power Games To Beat Back Ignorance

Use Power Games To Beat Back Ignorance

  So we’ve talked about why Indoor only riders will benefit from Power Training, and in the last post we reminded the avid outdoor cyclist just why Power is a must for their continued growth and improvement riding outside… but how to get started.  That’s the...

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The Weekly Ride – 06/04/18 Mixed Ride

The Weekly Ride – 06/04/18 Mixed Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion No more hunting for new music or counting out cues to develop your ride profile.  Here is your ready to ride profile for a fully choreographed ride, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards...

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The Weekly Ride – 011419 January Ride – Amy Smith

The Weekly Ride – 011419 January Ride – Amy Smith

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 10/22/18 Halloween Endurance

The Weekly Ride – 10/22/18 Halloween Endurance

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 07/30/18 Explosive Strength Ride

The Weekly Ride – 07/30/18 Explosive Strength Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 010719 Confusion – Karyn Silenzi

The Weekly Ride – 010719 Confusion – Karyn Silenzi

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 02/17/20 Fast Furious Cadence

The Weekly Ride – 02/17/20 Fast Furious Cadence

This class is meant to see if you can't surprise yourself and go just that little bit harder. We will increase our resistance (by gear or watts or HR) 10 times once we warm up. Because both power and heart rate are not linear, but are more exponential, the final 4 increases are half the others.

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The Weekly Ride – 01/29/18 Let's Heat It Up!

The Weekly Ride – 01/29/18 Let's Heat It Up!

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion: No more hunting for new music or counting out cues.  Here is your ready to ride document, that can be displayed from your phone, or printed out onto cue cards.  This ride is timed out, down to the second, to make your...

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This Stuff Really Works!

This Stuff Really Works!

Sixteen weeks, countless hours on the bike, more Yoga & Pilates than I thought I”™d ever see, and all the 40+ VO2 tests later, the results are finally in.  The Winter Training program based on Cycling Fusion Training principles, at Global Ride has produced results...

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The Weekly Ride – 12/07/18 Last Years Holiday Ride

The Weekly Ride – 12/07/18 Last Years Holiday Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 050619 Soul Builder

The Weekly Ride – 050619 Soul Builder

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDFApple Music PlaylistSpotify PlaylistFile to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming)The Ride will be available for purchase in...

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The Weekly Ride – 042919 Speed Work

The Weekly Ride – 042919 Speed Work

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 042219 Motown Ride

The Weekly Ride – 042219 Motown Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 031119 Stopwatch – Renee Shapurji

The Weekly Ride – 031119 Stopwatch – Renee Shapurji

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 021819 Endurance Ride

The Weekly Ride – 021819 Endurance Ride

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 021119 Spinning Valentines Spotify

The Weekly Ride – 021119 Spinning Valentines Spotify

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 010719 Confusion – Karyn Silenzi

The Weekly Ride – 010719 Confusion – Karyn Silenzi

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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The Weekly Ride – 11/12/18 High Hopes Dave Norfleet

The Weekly Ride – 11/12/18 High Hopes Dave Norfleet

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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Watt Is Power?

Watt Is Power?

Watt Is Power? Or rather what is power? With a title like that, we could be here for days.  Perhaps a better title would have been: What Is Power As It Relates To Cycling or even more to the point would be: Training on Indoor Cycling or Spinning® Bikes With Power. ...

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The Weekly Ride – 11/05/18 Steady State Is Great

The Weekly Ride – 11/05/18 Steady State Is Great

Welcome to the The Weekly Ride by Cycling Fusion Welcome to our new era of The Weekly Ride, you get: Full Ride PDF Apple Music Playlist Spotify Playlist File to Download the Ride directly into My Fitness DJ (Yes, no Programming) The Ride will be available for purchase...

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