The following post is Adapted from the June 20, 2019 article by Joe Hamilton on TrainingPeaks As a previously coached athlete (and that is what we are as instructors) and a coach myself, the nebulous “listen to your body” mandate once perplexed me. What exactly does listening to your body mean? And does everybody listen to their body the same way? As I have trained and coached, I have gained
How to Keep Your Hands From Going Numb on the Bike By Michael Nystrom Adapted from: Active.com You know the sensation: A bit into class you start feeling some tingling in your hands and up into your fingers. You shake them out, hoping to relieve the dull ache, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. What do you do? Many cyclists, both indoor and out, from novice to pro, experience hand
The information below is from my upcoming book Ride Inside which will be published by VeloPress and Available on shelves in late November 2019 The Power Meter When looking at the intensity of exercise, especially in the world of cycling, power is the ultimate metric. As we will explain later in Chapter 9, there are times where heart rate is a better metric to use, but overall all, cyclists
This Podcast is was originally published on December 10, 2018, I have updated it with our new Podcast host information and I am representing it now. I hope you enjoy it, Joey Jesse Piersol is a frequent contributor to the Spinning News and also an Adjunct Professor at West Chester University. There she teaches Public Speaking as well as Business and Professional Speech Communications. We discuss an article she wrote
Do you have noise problems / complaints from neighboring businesses? Have you changed class times or cancelled classes to keep the peace with another class in your club? This maybe a solution… Message from Facebook this morning: Hi there! My name is Naomi and I have a summer internship at N2Shape My boss has recently given me a project to implement headset use in all spinning classes as there have
While it may seem redundant to say, most indoor bikes do not move. Please, stop and think about that for a moment. We are not talking about forward motion or distance, of course an indoor bike does not move forward. But what about the other motions that are involved in cycling. When a rider is out of the saddle, most riders sway the bike from side to side a bit.
Exercises to Boost Hip Strength Originally By Dan Kehlenbach – Active.com When discussing muscles involved in the pedaling motion of cycling, most people think of quadriceps and hamstrings. While these muscles certainly play an important role, the many muscles of the hip also deserve attention, and the weight room is the perfect place to keep them functioning properly. Before discussing different strength and mobility exercises, we should first look at
Periodization is the backbone of an instructor’s success, and it can quickly become the key to your popularity as an instructor and it will become the foundation for your students to reach their goals. Periodization is the process of structuring training into progressive phases or blocks of time that are organized into Macro, Meso and Micro cycles. The outdoor cycling community uses periodization as a method to increase their strength
This week features the 2018 Holiday ride from Joey. The ride is primarily focused towards strength, but there is a fair mix of cadence work. Good luck and have fun. Joey Get all of the ride details HERE. Get all of the ride details HERE. Joey’s “2018 Holiday Ride” Playlist 1: “Wizards in Winter (Instrumental)”, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (The Lost Christmas Eve) 2: “Mmm Yeah (feat. Pitbull)”, Austin Mahone (The
This weeks ride is from Joey. It is a recording of the 2017 Holiday ride as a warmup to this year’s 2018 Holiday ride. Good luck and have fun. Joey Get all of the ride details HERE. Get all of the ride details HERE. Joey’s “121817 Holiday 60” Playlist 1: “Linus and Lucy”, Vince Guaraldi Trio (A Charlie Brown Christmas (Expanded Edition)) 2: “Right Now (feat. David Guetta) [Dyro
This weeks ride is from Dave Norfleet, the creator of My Fitness DJ! – This is Dave’s first ride with us, but we hope there will be many more on the way. Good luck and have fun. Joey Full version of the ride PDF is available HERE. Get all of the ride details HERE. Get all of the ride details HERE.