As the ski season out here in Colorado winds down I thought I would put together one more People are Awesome ski video. Non-Premium members can find this video, audio free, on my YouTube Channel by Clicking Here Below, Premium Members can download this video with The Power of 3 Mashup – Like I Can, Something Big, Once A Day.
Earlier this week I shared a new harmonically mixed 3 song set. Here’s the video to go along with it.
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. Over the last 2 years I’ve been performing a FTP (Functional Threshold Power) test on the first Thursday and Friday of every month in every facility I teach in that has bikes with power. I have yet to have anyone complain or comment that I test too often or that the 20 minute FTP effort is too hard. What I have been told is how much
Many instructors tell me that teaching indoor cycling has ruined their appreciation of music. They say that once you become an instructor music comes in only two genres, can be used in class or not. This is sad but true. I have been experiencing a different problem since I started using video in my classes. Now when I watch YouTube videos they are put into the same categories.
This is an exciting time in the world of indoor cycling! Bikes with power meters are becoming more common place, big box studios are getting a makeover and are more than just echoey converted racquetball courts, small private studios are carving out their own niche and giving riders an “experience”, not just a workout. Many facilities are also using video to help motivate their class participants. I’ve been using
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 also translate to a higher wattage. This “anchoring” concept holds true as long as riders are given appropriate rest or
The word out is that YouTube is planning to launch a streaming service, similar to Spotify and Deezer, for music videos. The premium version would be advertisment free which would be very cool. I realise that in the past we (and others) have pointed out that playing YouTube videos in a commercial setting (your class) is against YouTube’s terms and conditions that prohibit displaying their videos in a club, bar