Endurance Without Boredom

This is a Cycling pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 14109)

I developed this to counteract the #1 complaint about endurance sessions in cycling/spinning: boredom

It's a two-stage hour: 15 second increments and 5-minute segments.

Important: announce: "in this hour, we're either ON (75-80%) or OFF (50-60%)."

15 Second increments stage (in this stage, ON is standing, OFF is in the saddle)

Then reverse the process and go "down" to the 15 ON/15 OFF. This stage should take about 25 minutes.

After this, I say, "That was the warm-up!" (smiles through the grimaces!)

5 minute stage:

Here, retain the ON/OFF levels, but people can sit or stand at will.

Music: my folks like the tried and true for endurance sessions, not the unknown or experimental.

Let me know what you think and what you would improve.

Added by Marc S. Mullinax at 6:52 AM on Sunday, February 22, 2004 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: mmullinax@mhc.edu)
From: Asheville, North Carolina (USA)
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