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Spinning® Instructor Krista Leopold is back with another of her awesome class profiles!

“There are two types of people: The ones who give you 50 reasons it can”™t be done … and the ones who just do it.” — Hoda Kotb

Two Types of People Tabatas 

I created this ride to help riders see themselves as the second type of people: those who just do what needs to be done, and do it well.  It is high-intensity training with two distinct blocks of work, the second of which consists of 2 sub-blocks.  For that reason, this profile can easily be picked apart and used for classes that are formatted as 30, 45 or 60 minutes.

Block 1 is 30 minutes long and is the foundation for Block 2.  In block 1, riders perform 5 best-effort intervals that gradually decrease from 4 minutes to 10 seconds in duration.  Using this progression, Block 1 helps riders discover their true “all-out” intensity.

Block 2 is also 30 minutes long and is broken into 2 halves, each half consisting of gradually increasing intensity, followed by performing the Tabata IE1 protocol on the bike, and then recovering.

Instructors who teach 30-minute classes can easily divide this ride into its 2 blocks of work to ride in consecutive classes.  Instructors with 45-minute formats can use Block 1 and block 2a.  The full profile clocks in just right for a 60-minute class.

At the end of Krista's presentation she references two past podcasts that featured Lawrence Biscontini.

ICI Podcast 236 Scripted Starts and Flawless Finales Part 1

ICI/PRO Podcast #237 — Scripted Starts and Flawless Finales Part 2

Here's Krista's Spotify playlist Two Types of People Tabatas PRO/Playlist

Download the written presentation here.

Originally posted 2018-05-15 12:27:34.


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