3lc indoor cycling training video

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What would happen if tomorrow you showed up for your Indoor Cycling class wearing street clothes, carrying a stopwatch and clipboard, then simply coached the class?

I know a lot of us (including me) have reservations about teaching off the bike.

The note on my cue sheet at 23:30 says - get off the bike and walk around for two minutes.

What will I do?

What will I say?

Will my actions seem contrived?

Many of us battle the constant stress of being entertaining during our classes. We're tempted to get off the bike, but feel safe up on our podium, or at least comforted by the separation/distance we have between us and our students. What would happen if you decided to forget about playing the actor on stage and occasionally played the part of a coach, complete with clipboard and stopwatch?

What will I do?

What will I say?

Will my class accept me as a coach?

I can't answer the third question, but I have found a resource that I'm hoping to use to learn what to do and say; coached training videos. Videos from coach Troy Jacobson of Spinervals fame are hugely popular with cyclists training in their basements. No music, no scenic videos, just coach Troy walking around with his stopwatch and clipboard, coaching the group through a structured workout.

Part of the fun of posting here is that my enthusiasm for using structured cycling videos in my classes isn't a secret. Through the power of Google search, the producers of cycle training dvds find my posts and then contact me to review their videos. There is a new series of training videos that feature World Champion Mark Cavendish and his "mates" from the Manx cycling team from the Isle of Mann. They're produced by Three Legs cycling - 3lc.tv - and feature Professional Cycling Coach Peter Kennaugh Snr, his son - Professional Cyclist Peter Jr (Team Sky) and other riders on the Manx team.

The focus of these training videos is cadence, not heart rate or power, so I feel the profile coach Kennaugh uses will apply well to one of  our classes.

Here's a sample


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