Summer Ladders Profile

18 Aug

Climbing-Ladder-on-Bicycle

Happy Monday!!! With the end of my summer vacation quickly closing in, I will only be able to say that a few more times! 🙂 Just kidding, I really do love getting back to school. Fall is my favorite season and one of the reasons is that I get to start fresh with a brand new school year.

Thanks to everyone that wrote comments about the ‘Total Body Cycle‘. Many of you are doing the same format (45 cycling/45 toning-and this seems to be the most convenient way to do the class). Some of you are doing 30 cycling, 30 toning, but don’t feel that’s enough time- I agree. And others are doing a few minutes on the bike, jumping off and doing floor work, then back on the bike, etc. That one would definitely not work for me. Many of my riders wear bike shoes and I’m sure they wouldn’t want to keep changing in and out of them. I also like my rides to simulate really riding on the road, so jumping off every few minutes wouldn’t make much sense. Also, making a playlist for a class like that would be a nightmare! Can you tell how I feel about that particular format? I promise to update you once the class gets underway and let you know how it’s going. 🙂

Today I’m teaching two classes, so I thought they’d really like this ‘Summer Ladder Profile’ I’ve prepared for them. I’ve done this one a few times already and it’s always a hit. You can see ride notes and playlists for this profile here and here.

Here is the playlist that I used today (NOTE: First two songs are the warm up, The Will Of Man is a recovery and Zorba’s Dance is a fast flat road—->faster!!!—–>faster!!!—–>faster—–>and sprint out the last 20 seconds!!!! So fun! My class LOVES ending on this one!):

Enjoy your week!

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5 Responses to “Summer Ladders Profile”

  1. lemonsandpickles August 25, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    Great Post, Chris! I love the picture.

  2. Krista Leopold September 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    Thank you for this. I was in a pinch last week and unmotivated to put something of my own together. I really enjoyed teaching this profile. The last set of standing flat was suprisingly challenging! Great ride

    • chrispins September 3, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

      Thanks Krista! Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  3. Tammy September 23, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Chris,

    Just wanted to say your playlists and riding notes are awesome. I teach 5x’s a week, hour long classes on Keiser M3 bike’s and they love the challenge when I try some of your profiles out on them. Thanks for all your work. Greatly appreciated.

    T

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