Resistance Load Intervals

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Here's a really great interval class using resistance loading. I teach my classes with resistance on a scale of 1 - 10. Hills usually start around 5 (4 is a really stiff head wind or a little pre-hill).

Each resistance load interval starts at a 5, moves to a 6, moves to a 7. Each load is a seated climb. Yes, seated. The resistance load songs are all about 6 to 7 minutes, so I usually spend 2 minutes at 5, 2 minutes at 6, so on.

Here's the key -- have your students count cadence at the beginning of the resistance load. Whatever they get at the beginning is what they must maintain throughout the load. So, if they count off 18 for the first 15-second cadence count, they must maintain 18 throughout the next two levels of resistance load.

My class loves this workout. It's like setting mini-goals throughout the ride. Here's the music and the profile that I use.

Enjoy! If you have any questions, please email.

Added by Christine at 1:15 PM on Monday, December 17, 2001 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
From: Scottsdale, Arizona (USA)
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