Recently John posted another excellent piece related to the power of three. He concluded with ICI/PRO’s own version of three-zone power training. I applauded him in the comment section thanking him for getting back to basics. As a primary facilitator of ZONING (a two threshold three zone heart rate training system) with Sally Edwards I couldn’t agree more with John’s support and suggestion that our club athletes don’t need more.
PROFILE DESCRIPTION This profile is an introduction to effort management that can be delivered by any indoor cycle instructor simply by relating effort to a color through the use of verbal descriptors. OBJECTIVE This profile introduces to our riders the concept that heart rate and breathing change with exercise intensity. That these changes are sensed by comparison to verbal descriptors and are related to a simple color coded three zone
I love the simplicity of the Zoning Heart Rate program. Three zones (Easy-Blue/Moderate-Yellow/Hard-Red) that are created using two thresholds; T1 Aerobic Threshold & T2 Anaerobic Threshold – AKA: AT or LT. Simple to communicate and easy for anyone to understand – perfect IMO for our Indoor Cycling classes. We’ve discussed Zoning multiple times here at ICI/PRO. Here are some links where you can learn more about Zoning and how this three
If your objective is to communicate (sell) the value of either Training With Heart Rate – or – Training With Power, teaching your class using Three Zones will be the most easily understood, accepted and remembered… here’s why. The Rule of Three It’s no accident that throughout history – thousands of years in fact – three (3) is the magic number in many, memorable fairy tales, myths and marketing campaigns.
If you’ve followed indoorcycleinstructor.com for any length of time you know that I’m a huge fan of the 2T/3Z method of Heart Rate training which is the basis for Zoning. That simple Blue/Yellow/Red response from my Blink Heart Rate monitor is (to me) the perfect way to introduce zone based heart rate training into your class. Here’s some proof of it’s success – OK it’s a bit rough, but Diana presents
Now, as a patented inventor myself, I’m intimately aware of the difficulties of securing a US Patent. Hat’s off to Sally Edwards and Chuck Cali for making the case that their Threshold Training System is truly original and worthy of U.S. Pat. #8092381! On January 12, 2012, the federal patent office extended to ZONING Fitness the first US patent for a cardio-training program (U.S. Pat. #8092381). The patent is designed
This came in the mail yesterday and all I could think was, “this has to be for my dad. It can’t be for me.” 🙁 No, I’m not going to apply… I guess it just one more predictable thing that comes with reaching the half-way-point. (I’m 50 at the end of the month and I’ve taken to telling people that it will be me turning the corner for the other half of
How often have you wondered what your daily caloric burn REALLY is rather than estimates from metabolic tests or formulas? What about resting heart rate? Sleep patterns? Body temperature and perspiration? How about steps you take a day? These are all indicators of the work your body is doing or not doing if you’re asleep. Well enter BASIS. Recently acquired by Intel, their website calls it, The Most Advanced Health Tracker. And I tend to
This email I got from Sally Edwards is exciting! This is just a quick note because some of you asked about this….but my company ZONING Fitness was selected by QVC home shopping network appearance in Philadelphia as a hot new item…they booked me today and I’ll be appearing in 48 hours live from Philadelphia. The appearance is this Thursday, March 6th at 7:00 am (or latter) eastern standard time live from Philadelphia. Here’s a chance to get
Instructor and Zoning Specialist Kay Mamo joins me to discuss her version of a Cycle & Strength class and then provides the profile and music suggestions that you can use to teach you own class of this format. In case you missed it, I subbed a “Cycle – Sculpt” class a few weeks ago and posted about it here. I also posted it on my Facebook page where Kay quickly
Spinning® Instructor and Zoning Specialist Kay Mamo presents our latest class profile; Just The Ride I Needed. I’m a personal trainer (ISSA) and group exercise instructor. I’m certified to teach more than a half dozen indoor cycling methodologies as well as certified to teach Heart Zones® and the new 3-zone system, ZONING ™ fitness, created by Sally Edwards. I’ve found that introducing my riders to ZONING and offering the use of