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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Music Sets, Let's Go Country!

The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Music Sets, Let's Go Country!

I'm not embarrassed to say that I like country music.  Country is a genre that many indoor cycling instructor avoid, but I embrace it.  I get more complements about playing country music than any other genre.  Country music IS popular and has a HUGE following.  I live in Denver and a few weeks ago U2 was playing the Pepsi Center, a 20,000 seat venue and Luke Bryan was playing Mile High Stadium, a 75,000 seat venue, on the same night.  Luke Bryan sold out U2 did not! This week I mixed together 3 new country songs: Homegrown by Zac Brown Band Play It Again by Luke Bryan John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 by Keith Urban All 3 songs are about 3 minutes and 30 seconds long.  I like to use this music mix for three 3 minute intervals with 30-40 seconds recovery after each.  Since the energy and...

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – Benchmark Testing

The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – Benchmark Testing

Benchmark Testing The gold standard of benchmark testing in indoor cycling is the FTP (Functional Threshold Power) test.  I'm a huge fan of this test and perform it with my classes on a monthly basis.  In a perfect world every rider would know their power and/or heart...

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “More Rest = More Work”

The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “More Rest = More Work”

  In many of my "The Power of 3" posts I have written about the importance of "anchoring" time and effort.   In it's most basic terms this means that the shorter the interval the higher the effort.  If you instruct on bikes with power, then a higher effort should...

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Find the Flow”

The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Find the Flow”

  Before I was an ICI/Pro Contributor, or Master Educator, before I spent every weekend coaching whatever sport my kids were playing at the time, back in what feels like a different life I was and Ironman triathlete.  I spent close to 10 years in pursuit of that...

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Around, Below and Above”

The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Around, Below and Above”

The Power of 3 - "Around, Below and Above" "Congregation" by The Foo Fighters "The Hanging Tree" by Peter G RewerRK "In the Clear" by Foo Fighters Over the past few weeks I have been fascinated with the HBO series "Sonic Highways", which features one of my favorite...

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Like Warren Miller Only Better”

The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Like Warren Miller Only Better”

The Power of 3 - "Like Warren Miller Only Better" "Outside" by The Foo Fighters "Bone Thugs-N-Chili Peppers" by The Melker Project "Vertigo (Redanka Power Mix" by Peter G ReWerk As many of you know, I live in Colorado and skiing is one of my family's favorite winter...

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FTP Mix – Harmonically Mixed Set for Functional Threshold Power Test

FTP Mix – Harmonically Mixed Set for Functional Threshold Power Test

FTP Mix "Where the Streets Have No Name" by U2 "Wake Me Up" by Avicii "Real Gone" by Sheryl Crow "Danny, Dakota and the Wishing Well" by A Silent Film "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Vertigo" by U2 Last week I wrote about the "Threshold Check" or...

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The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Stairway to Heaven”

The Power of 3 – Three Song Harmonically Mixed Indoor Cycling Set – “Stairway to Heaven”

  The Power of 3 - "Stairway To Heaven" "Rhiannon" by Stevie Nicks "Come On Eileen" by Dexie's Midnight Runners "Stairway To Heaven" by Heart For years I had been patiently waiting for the facilities I instruct in to upgrade their bikes to use power.  When these...

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Class Video Updates

Class Video Updates

I've been bugging Gene Nacey at Cycling Fusion to send me some video clips of the classes they have been filming. He's finally caught up enough to begin providing them for you to watch. There will be two versions avalible; In the right hand side bar - scroll down to...

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