In an earlier post I alerted you to the new FreeMotion Indoor Cycle with power from Foundation Fitness. I’ve been doing research about the FreeMotion Indoor Cycle and Foundation Fitness, specifically on their educational programing and when will they be shipping product. First; their Stages Indoor Cycling programming is headed up by Cameron Chinatti who, believe it or not, is an ICI/PRO member! Cameron contacted me after seeing my first
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Gene Nacey tipped me off about this new Freemotion S11.0 Indoor Cycle with power from a company called Foundation Fitness. What’s interesting about this Indoor Cycle is that it uses magnetic resistance (the best system in my opinion) and it’s wattage readings are based on measured power, through a strain gauge in the left crank. This may prove to be an improvement if it reduces or eliminates the need for
Training for improved climbing is one thing. Training for the Dirty Dozen is another. Given the fact that probably less than 1% of the hills one normally climb are as steep as those of the Dirty Dozen, it doesn’t make sense to train for this level of power requirement. That is, unless you actually want to survive the 5 plus hours in November as you climb more steep ascents in
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 bigger than themselves; to push past their own perceived limits and discover things about themselves they never knew. Sounds all good so
I stumbled across this new power monitoring system that displays your data on a big screen + saves your data so you can compare your efforts from class to class. More evidence of the emergence of Indoor Cycling 2.0! From http://flywheelsports.com/experience/studio Flywheel believes in encouraging top quality performance. Our on-bike proprietary technology and the world’s first TorqBoard, displaying real time ride stats, allow you to achieve your personal best. And
Being a Power Training fanatic that I am, I also regularly monitor the forums and various blogs about power on the internet. I came across a fantastic thread of conversations on the Google Wattage forum (a place where serious cyclists, with serious money, talk about serious power). If you don’t ride outside, you might not be aware that there is a general disdain from cyclists about indoor cycling, and especially
Tomorrow we officially hit the half way point of our 16 week Winter Training program at the Global Ride Training Center. We’ve employed the Keiser M3 power indoor bikes and Cycling Fusion principals to maximize our use of the indoor environment. However, the foundational basis of all this training is anchored in the most important engine we are tuning – the cardio vascular system. For that, we are major proponents
If you live in a state that is relatively flat (3% grade or less on most roads), then generating power will be more for generating speed, overcoming wind resistance, toning leg muscles, and in general getting fitter. However, if you live in one of our hilly states, you know well that it’s all about the climbing. In fact, unless you are a time trial specialist, the main determining factor for
We have become a nation of excuse makers. Instead of admitting we are lazy, we say we are busy. Instead of being honest about our eating, we claim we just “can’t seem to do anything to lose weight”. Instead of being disciplined with our time, we complain that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. We have become overweight, out of shape, and worst of all, we feel justified
It’s Official. With CEU credits being given, and accomplished indoor instructors being challenged, educated and motivated to train with power… I can confidently say we have the real deal. We spent 6 hours off the bike exploring the foundation, science and practical tools of Power Training, and 2 hrs on the bike putting theory into practice. Those that are fortunate enough to have power bikes to go back to, have
So you’ve been reading all this stuff about Heart Zones and max HR (heart rate), and blah, blah, blah right. You’ve heard it before – nice ideas, but really, your club just isn’t into that. You don’t wear a heart monitor, none of the instructors do, heck, they don’t even sell them at your facility. Only the techno geeks and cycle freaks use those right?