Keep It Real
Have you ever considered doing indoor cycling classes as a way to stay conditioned and improve your cycling performance in the off-season? We brought in indoor cycling expert, Jennifer Sage to discuss this option and why our listeners might be interested.
Jennifer has a degree in Exercise Science and is a Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. As an avid cyclist, she raced mountain bikes, and rode her bike across Europe and around New Zealand on self-supported thousand-mile bicycle adventures. Jennifer endeavors to bring the outdoors inside in her indoor cycling classes, providing realistic, effective yet fun and entertaining profiles for her students.
Join us on this podcast about indoor cycling and find out about:
- The difference between cycling on a trainer and taking indoor cycling classes
- Do you need Indoor Cycling Shoes?
- The biomechanics of pedaling with a weighted flywheel and the huge implications it has on training techniques, cadence and pedal stroke
- Which techniques are applicable to outdoor riding and which techniques cyclists should sit out
- How to select your gear or hill (resistance) and your cadence to best simulate what you do outside, adhering to the rules of “specificity of training”
- Popular movements that all cyclists (and non-cyclists alike) should avoid in IDC classes, and why
- How to increase your climbing skills and strength indoors
- How to improve your endurance and aerobic base
- How to periodize your program using indoor cycling classes
- A comparison of heart rate training zone methodologies and how to choose which one works best for your specific goals
- Drills for IDC classes to optimize your technique
- High intensity interval profiles to maximize your performance
- And many more tips on how to make the most of indoor cycling classes
Keep it Real in Your Indoor Cycling Classes is a must-read for both cyclists and indoor cycling instructors alike. Many well-meaning instructors would like to be able to cater to their cycling clientele but they may not know what the specific needs of a cyclist are.item7
Instructors! Everything you need to know about keeping your classes relevant to cycling is in this eBook!