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The body is an amazingly efficient machine. And just all machines, its effectiveness requires lubrication. The body has many cooling mechanisms to help with the increase in body temperature, mainly th...
Power to Weight
‘Power-to-weight ratio’ – or watts/ kg What is it? Put simply as a formula: Power (watts) ÷ Mass (kg) Why does this matter and how does it rlate to a spin class? Power-to-weight rat...
Off the Bike
Professional athletes do it and numerous global studies, over many years, have proven that strength training and mobility training off the bike significantly helps on the bike performance! So, general...
Riding efficiency, outdoor, indoors or in cycle/spin classes is complemented by a good fit. A correct fit promotes optimal joint angles for which your muscles will work from. Even so, it is important ...
All industries and sports have a language specific to their craft. Cycling / Spinning is no different Here are some of the more common terms and those that increase the sports specific understanding ....
BIKE FIT IS NOT ONLY FOR OUTDOOR RIDING Bike fits are for everyone, especially new riders and indoor cycling/ spin classes! Some people suggest, and rightly so, that proper bike fit is essential so th...
The LT/VT threshold refers to the exercise intensity corresponding to the increase in blood lactate above resting levels (LT) and the associated change in gas exchange (VT). Both of these variables ar...
Maximal Aerobic Power (Vo2) The term refers to the functional capacity of the cardiorespiratory system and can be described the maximum rate at which oxygen can be used over a period of time to supply...
Endurance Exercise – Building the engine When it comes to exercise, there are two defining characteristics that decide the type of exercise we are doing; the duration and the intensity of the exerci...
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