Week #2 of my Performance Cycle class and I introduced the concept of using your stage average watts as a “riding buddy” today + had a nice email when I got home. Hi John- Thank you so much for the great class this morning. I took a picture of my results when I was finished. My avg watts was 148, not 212. I have no clue where I got that
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While there are lots of local races throughout the season, there is only one “in my back yard”. So naturally, I like to do either the MTB race, or the Road race. I did both one year, and well…let’s not go there. Since I took the entire year off my normal MTB schedule, and our Road Team won last year’s team category, it seemed like the right thing to do,
Cycling Fusion Master Trainer Zack Hawthorne has published a new class profile: New Week, New You! We have been hitting you guys with some higher rate rides. Well this is what I would consider a “fun” ride around town. We are getting a lot of base miles. Base miles are always important year round, why not do them outside? There are two sharp spikes on the graph. These are meant to
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
When I’m asked to review a product or service that includes new technology, I’m always a bit hesitant. You see I like simple and I tend to see many new products trying to solve a problem that really doesn’t need to be solved or will add another (needless) layer of complexity/frustration/distraction to the lives of Instructors and/or their students. Power indication in our classes is a perfect example. Seeing our watts is
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
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
INTRODUCING STAGES DASH & STAGES LINK August 29, 2016 PRESS RELEASES, PRODUCT UPDATES, VIDEOS Stages Cycling introduces a complete training experience with two new products for 2017 that complement the Stages Power meter: Stages Dash and Stages Link. Stages Dash is a power-training-optimized GPS head unit that seamlessly integrates with Stages Link, a new cloud-based training and analytic system that includes custom-tailored coaching and education for cyclists of any ability. Stages Link will
The debate over cardio vs. high-intensity interval training (HIIT) usually assumes that the issue is an either/or choice. In that debate, HIIT is usually compared to absurdly low levels of cardio exercise – not to the kinds of classes ICI-PRO instructors probably teach. This post explores the evolutionary value of combining cardio and HIIT. In his book Born To Run, Christopher McDougall reveals the blend of morphology, paleontology, anthropology, physics,
FTP, a concept refined by power authority, Dr. Andy Coggan, is an estimation of the amount of work you are able to do in an hour. It serves as the basis for loads of other important metrics (e.g. TSS, CTL, ATL, TSB, etc.) that will be covered in future entries. Most immediately, the FTP value serves as the cornerstone to setting up training zones. Rather than asking athletes to
You don’t find opportunities to ride and learn from the experts everyday, let alone for FREE! Join Stages Indoor Cycling, Director of Education, Cameron Chinatti and Master Educator, Dennis Mellon and learn… Best Power Practices Video Rides to remember Stages Special Edition of Performance IQ Power zone training and more! Here are the descriptions and form links to register for each: – 8:30-10:00 – Oh no! Not the Power