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By admin on Monday, March 19th, 2012

What’s the Best Test to Predict Who Will Win a Race? Before a 24-mile cycling time trial, scientists measured the maximum amount of oxygen that riders could take in (VO2max) and the peak power Output (PPO) adjusted for body weight. The Peak Power Output adjusted for weight is the maximum force that a bicycle rider […]


By admin on Monday, March 12th, 2012

As a Spinning instructor, I try to teach classes with different goals for variety and to continually shock our muscles so they never become complacent.  In this article, I have taken information from the Spinning website on Energy Zones to include heart rate as well as cadence. The classes that I teach right now encompass […]


By admin on Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Click on this link to view classes and group locations for N2SHAPE, Spring 2012. http://bit.ly/ycsbxA To reserve a seat or more information, contact ellen@n2shape.com or call (703)9064413.


By admin on Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Should Cyclists Use Strength Training Machines? A new study from Denmark shows that adding the use of special strength training machines to bicycle racers’ cycling training can help them ride faster in races (Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, December, 2011; 21(6):e298-307). Previous studies have shown conflicting results on whether strength training helps […]


By admin on Monday, November 7th, 2011

In 2009, at age 49, Jack was obese (5’10”, 260 pounds, size 44 waist), had high blood pressure, and was experiencing chronic, severe knee pain. His physician was concerned about heart disease and was considering scheduling a stress test to evaluate Jack’s cardiopulmonary health status. Knee replacement surgery was a real possibility. Jack says: “I […]