This is the most recent dashboard layout and how to video. Most indoor cycling videos and DVDs that Cycling Videos online creates utilizes an “dashboard” to help you focus on the workout ingredients. The dash has evolved over the years to accommodate different training techniques, so, make sure you watch the workout demo to see which dash is used. The dashboard is composed of “tools.” Each tool serves a unique function to help to engage you into the indoor cycling workout video experience.
Heart rate tool – This is the staple tool to dial in the workout as it tells you how hard you should be working. Our indoor cycling workouts and DVDs convert a heart rate in beats per minute to a percent of maximum, this way, the heart rate tool is appropriate for all users. To convert your heart rate:
1. find your max.
2. divide your current heart rate by tour max.
Cadence tool: this tool tells you how fast your legs should be spinning. If you have a cadence sensor on your indoor bike or your spin bike, you’re good to go.
Gear ratio / resistance tool: The gear ratio tool provides you with a gearing recommendation to help simulate the feel of the efforts. In other words, if you’re climbing, the gearing will suggest a hard gear to make your legs feel the climb. If you are on your spin bike, or, in a spinning class, use the resistance value instead. This value will change and you will need to adjust the tension on your spin bike to match the resistance in the workout video.
Profile tool: these are the graphs which show you where you are along the timeline of your bike ride. The top graph displays the hill profile. The middle graph displays effort profile. The bottom graph displays the power profile. There are two white lines that intersect all 3 graphs. These 2 lines show your position along the timeline. This is great because it gives you a chance to prepare for tough efforts that are on the horizon, or, let’s you see how much torture is left in the workout 🙂
Power tool – If you have a power meter, this tool is cool. It’s a little tricky to use, but, it really lets you see when it’s time to put the hammer down. We have calibrated the power tool in such a way that it is indicative of VO2max (threshold power). If you’re confused, please read our blog on TP and VO2max. Basically, if the tool indicates about 80-100% power, you’ll have about 30 seconds until you’re dead.
RPE tool: this is a feature you’ll see on the newer videos and simply converts power into an RPE (rated perceived exertion) scale. RPE simply defines how hard it feels you are working. 1= easy, 10=30 seconds till death 🙂
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