Profile Terms & Symbols

Common Terms and Symbols used in all my Spinning® profiles.

(As of 2/04/2014 - My profile structure has changed to make it easier to read.  If you're looking at any of my older profiles you may want to look here to help decode my instructions)

Resistances are given as light, medium, and heavy and depend on what position you're on the bike. What this means is up to you, but as a frame of reference Heavy in the saddle is probably Medium if you're out of the saddle.

>  Increase Resistance

<  Decrease Resistance

Flat
Light to Medium Resistance; Stay in the saddle; Cadences 80-110rpm

Climb
Medium to Heavy Resistance; Stay in the saddle; Cadences 60-80rpm

St Flat (aka - Run)
Light to Medium Resistance; Standing upright position; Hand position 2; Cadences 80-110rpm

St Climb
Medium to Heavy Resistance; Standing in forward (aero) position; Hand position 3; Cadences 60-80rpm

Run (aka - Run with Resistance)
Medium to Med-Hvy Resistance; Standing in upright position; Hand position 2; Cadences 60-80rpm

Sprint
Generally (there are exceptions), Heavy Resistance loading in position 3, drop to saddle and maintain cadence greater than 80rpm for up to 30 seconds

SprintHill
Generally (there are exceptions), VeryHeavy Resistance loading in position 3, drop to saddle and maintain cadence between 60-80rpm for up to 30 seconds

Timing - I often use combination instructions for simplicity sake.  If there is an instruction with a time (example: 20sec), you perform that portion of the exercise for the allotted time and then the next portion of the instruction.  If the instruction is open ended (meaning you performed the circuit once and still have time before the next instruction, you simply repeat the instruction.  Example: Climb 60sec >  during a 4 minute song you would perform this instruction 4 times.

The terms used within my profiles align with the certified Spinning® program, however the Spinning® program utilizes an icon based symbology that is not supported in the Class Builder app and therefore forces me to use abbreviated words.