ICI/PRO Podcast #65 – Janet Toussaint on Selling Your Class On Endurance Training

Continuing this week’s focus on “selling endurance” – please enjoy this Podcast from our archives featuring Spinning Master Instructor Janet Toussaint. Sometime I feel like a parasite! I get a hold of a Master Instructor and I’m not satisfied until I have sucked as much information from him or her as possible. Janet Toussaint has some great ideas on how to sell the concept of Endurance Training to your class 

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Thoughts from the Instructor Bike….Post #7 – Hard is Hard

At one of my recent Stages trainings I had a participant struggle with my explanation of various intensities.  When I would ask them to ride at a lower intensity she would ask “Flat Road?” and if I said moderate intensity she would ask “Seated Climb?” and when I would ask for a high intensity she ask “Standing Climb?”.  My response was “easy is easy, moderate is moderate and hard is 

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Belief vs Conviction By Jay Duplessie

  Belief vs Conviction This week’s post may result in the loss of some reader because I am going to be throwing the “F” Bomb around!! Not in a negative way, in a GOOD way. Yep, there’s such a thing. Lol This week in one of my classes I happen to be hitting on all cylinders, in the zone, “one” with my class haha. If I haven’t mentioned already, my 

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The Power of 3 – Keep it Simple and Progress – Profile Sept 2015 Week 4 Above Threshold

Below you’ll find Week 4 of September’s @ or Above Threshold Keep it Simple and Progress indoor cycling profile. Workout Basics: 8 minute warmup 1 minute recovery 4 minute benchmark ride to find “Maximum Sustainable Wattage” 2 minute 30 second recovery 4  minute interval 2 minute 15 second recovery 4 minute interval 2 minute recovery 4 minute interval 1 minute 45 second recovery 4 minute interval 3 minute 15 second recovery 

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The Power of 3 – Keep it Simple and Progress – Profile Sept 2015 Week 2 Above Threshold

  Below you’ll find Week 2 of September’s @ or Above Threshold Keep it Simple and Progress indoor cycling profile. Enjoy!   Detailed Profile to Print   Workout Basics: 5 minute warmup 5 minute benchmark ride to find “Maximum Sustainable Wattage” 45 second recovery 3  minute interval 45 second recovery 2 minute interval 45 second recovery 1 minute interval 45 second recovery 1 minute interval 45 second recovery Tabata Interval 8×20 seconds with 

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Metaphors by Jay Duplessie

I thought I would break from the routine just a bit, and rather that share a “story” this week, I would share some of the fun metaphors I use during my sprints with class. SPRINT DRILL #1 Many years ago I saw a T-shirt for a Track and field team and on the back of it it had the words “If you can read this, then I’m winning.” I always 

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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know By Jay Duplessie

I’m sure I could list 10 or 20 clichés that everyone reading this could relate to, but I’m only going to do a couple. “If I knew then what I know now,” and then one of my personal favorites in this genre “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Being that this is only my third post, you may not yet know that much about me, so let me summarize 

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Blink, Blink, Blink by Jay Duplessie

    Blink, Blink, Blink …………………goes the clock on your VCR. Yep, I said it, VCR. It is mind boggling to me that I have children (ages two and four) who will never know a Tape Player, VCR, 8 Track, and possibly even a DVD. Technology moves fasters than the fastest cyclist on his/her best day. But this story isn’t about VCR’s or technology. It’s to illustrate a point about 

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Meet New ICI/Pro Contributor Jay Duplessie

  My name is Jay Duplessie and I am a proud Indoor Cycling instructor of almost 20 years. In the spirit of full disclosure, I will tell you that I am not an outdoor cyclist…….but not for lack of trying. You see something I learned early on was that although I’m addicted to the feeling of a hardcore workout, and I often obsess about getting to the gym, it has 

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The Power of 3 – Keep it Simple and Progress – Profile (Aug 2015 Week 1)

Below you’ll find Week 1 of August’s Keep it Simple and Progress indoor cycling profile.  Over the past few months we have been working hard but with the limited rest most of the work was being performed in the Lactate Threshold and VO2 Max Zones of 90-120% of Threshold.  The August progression is going to call for higher intensities into the Aerobic Capacity Zone of 121-150% of Threshold.  Because of these higher 

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