Welcome to week three of Music to Mention. This week's music to mention is one of my standby songs for cadence work: Devil Drums by Scooter. We primarily do cadence work for two reasons: 1) To build our cadence (foot speed); and 2) To build muscular coordination. I begin with the first round using a range for the cadence (ie 85-90) and then in the second round I use exact numbers. Tension on these drills should be moderate which I find to be 0.8-1.8 watts per pound of body weight of the rider, but of course that will vary by class and by rider. Some of the riders may find this work a little fast, so I may give two start points to the class depending on the riders (ie 80-85 or 90-95). This can end up with some additional cueing, but it can really help out the riders.
The timing for this song is:
Devil Drums by Scooter:
Have fun with this song and enjoy the ride.
Ride Hard, Ride Well and Ride Often……Joey
Joey is on staff at Carnegie Mellon University in Athletics, a certified personal trainer, group fitness specialist and the lead Master Trainer for Cycling Fusion. Joey currently teaches indoor cycling at several Pittsburgh clubs and loves to fuse his passion for the ride with his love of training, technology and of course the music.
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