The Power of the Pedal Stroke – Anatomical View For a road cyclist pedaling while in the saddle, most of the power happens between the 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock position of the pedal stroke. This is when a majority of the primary muscles are activated. Hip and knee extension, along with hip flexion, are the main movements of a pedal stroke. Between the 6 and 12 o’clock position in
Howdy Fit Folk! John Macgowan has so graciously invited me to contribute to the vast wealth of knowledge that is the ICI/PRO community– woohoo!! Lucky me. 🙂 To those of you that I had the great pleasure of meeting at the 2011 ICI/PRO conference, hello again! To those of you that I have yet to meet, I look forward to many opportunities to open a dialog, discuss new concepts and
Stages Indoor Cycling and VisomX have teamed up to create the best mobile power training app to date. Click Here to be taken the App Store. Stay tuned for more posts on set up and use.
I’d heard some rumors that this was in the works > Stages Indoor Cycles appears to be supplying SoulCycle with Indoor Cycles. This would be a HUGE safety improvement to their classes. Why? Because the combination of a lighter aluminum flywheel + magnetic resistance greatly reduces the crazy pedal speeds seen in many classes using heavy flywheels and friction resistance. Does this mean SoulCycle will be introducing Power based classes?
Below is a video I created that demonstrates the necessary steps needed to connect the VismoX app to your Stages Power Meter. Stay tuned for more VismoX instructional videos.
Micro Intervals simulate the demands of racing. In this video Power Education Specialist Benjamin Sharp explains how to athletes preparing for an event, but haven’t the opportunity to ride in a group or to do training races beforehand can get the intensity. Micro intervals are a great way to jump start the system to simulate the demands necessary during a race. Most often Benjamin Sharp prescribes micro intervals that are 10-15 minutes sets of 15 seconds on
Master Trainer Cameron Chinatti from Stages Indoor Cycling joins me to offer suggestions on how you can solicit constructive feedback… and then what to do with it once you receive it. Cameron’s handout begins: Dear _____________________________________________ As a fitness professional, I take every opportunity to improve my craft to better serve each and every one of you. In addition to the time and resources that I voluntarily dedicate to learning new
Of course, those of us at Stages Indoor Cycling believe the opposite to be true, (made you look, didn’t I!) but we hear this all the time from people that haven’t experienced a power-filled class the way it was meant to be. There exists an assumption that indoor cycling is moving away from fun and silently drifting towards a sterile, personality vacuum filled with muzak and boredom. Fortunately, it doesn’t
It’s official: We are in the thick of the holiday season! For many, the worries are already piling sky-high: In-laws, turkeys, decorations, pies, finances and the potential collapse of the Euro-zone (just kidding on that last one… mostly.). Workouts tend to focus on caloric expenditure and that mentality alone can induce panic — AAAGH!! WHY ARE THE HOLIDAYS SO STRESSFUL? Is this really what Santa intended? My guess is probably