In Part 1 and Part 2 of Is a 20 Minute Threshold Field Test realistic for your class? I was trying to make the point that although completely appropriate for Endurance Athletes, these 20 minute assessments aren’t really appropriate for the typical students in our Indoor Cycling classes. So if the old 220 – your age is a waste of time, Metabolic Testing is unavailable / too expensive, RPE scales are too subjective and a
Who’s really in your class? Do you look up at a room full of smiling, fit, self-directed, endurance athletes? Or does your class more closely resemble the population where you live? In Part 1 I shared survey results that showed that a 20 Minute Threshold Field Test isn’t realistic (maybe practical would be a better word) for where most of us we teach – which is primarily large health clubs.
I am continually fascinated at the results of the Heart Rate Training Survey over 600 of you completed. It’s well documented that a 20 minute Threshold Field Test is effective in determining an Athlete’s T2 (Anaerobic/Lactate Threshold) or FTP (Functional Threshold Power). In the past I’ve played the cheerleader for using 20 minute Threshold Field Tests in class… Except for one problem… I can’t offer them to my class where I teach… and
Our commitment for this years ICI/PRO conference it to provide the absolute best fitness education available! As we finalize our roster of presenters I wanted you to meet someone new 🙂 Dr. Carl Foster is, as best I can determine, the most widely cited exercise scientist there is on the subject of Threshold based Heart Rate training. Dr. Foster’s specialty is in Human Performance and many prominent coaching and endurance experts base their
Ask Amy about her biggest teaching challenge while on a working fitness vacation at a Caribbean resort and she will tell you it’s accommodating all the different languages of the guests. Jamaica is very popular among Europeans and Asians, so in one class she may have students that speak German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese. Many know some English, but Amy has learned that sign language works the best because everyone
ICI/PRO Member Karen Bernardo is the owner of Carpe Diem Fitness and Wellness in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. Karen taught a Threshold Field Test with great success in her Indoor Cycling class. When she sent us an email describing the full classes she had and how helpful it was to her students, our first thought was; “we need to have her on the Podcast” Do you have video in your studio?
Tom Scotto from Stage 5 Cycling joins me as the “pinch hitter” Master Instructor for this weeks Audio PROfile. I’m calling this a sort of Hybrid Audio PROfile/PRO Podcast as Tom goes into a lot of additional detail that you will enjoy learning. Here is the link to the companion .pdf Here’s your Spotify PRO/Playlist! Deezer. We have made every attempt to replicate the original playlist. In some instances the