Another Kind of "Jump"

This is a Cycling pattern from (pattern 2532)

The definition of a "jump" by the instructor from Pennsylvania is what I call a "slide" in my cycling program. We work from a seated climb at fairly high tension and then "slide up"--an inch or so off the saddle, nose above the handlebars, forearms almost parallel with the floor. I cue the class to keep the upper body still and keep all the work in the legs. I alternate 10 to 20 second slides with 10 to 20 seconds seated at the same tension.

My definition of a "jump" comes from bicycle racing. A jump is when a rider in the peloton suddenly attacks to take the lead. In class, I start a jump set the same as a slide set, with a seated climb at fairly heavy tension. When I say jump!, the class goes immediately into a standing sprint. Jumps also alternate with steady seated climbs at the same tension.

Both slides and jumps can be varied with different send-offs: random individuals, male/female, under 40/40 and over, etc.

Thanks to everyone for their input to the cycling page! I enjoy reading everyone's ideas.

Added by Ann Seifert at 6:31 PM on Saturday, May 16, 1998 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
From: Helena, Montana (USA)
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