One of my favourite ways to get cycle participants engaged in their warm-up is to play a friendly, childhood game of Simon Says, or should I say, Lisa Says.
This warm-up drill goes without saying - truly, it is a blast back to your childhood! As a quick refresher, all parts of the drill are to start with “Lisa Says...”. Those parts that are not called out with “Lisa Says” are not to be followed! Use all options you can think of to spice it up such as the following:
“Insert your name here Says hover over the saddle”
“Insert your name here Says pull your abdominals in to the spine and ensure proper spinal alignment”
“Insert your name here Says increase your resistance by a half turn of the knob”
“Insert your name here Says drop the shoulders and push down on the pedals”
“Insert your name here Says decrease your resistance by a full turn of the knob”
This is where you can catch those participants who are caught off guard especially because they sit and others stay standing.
Of course, this is just for fun and no one is singled out or asked to stop the drill. It is just a causal way to get cycle participants ready and focused for the creative and enduring drills ahead!
Now, Lisa Says try this drill in your next warm-up!
Workman's Cycle Drills & Skills
Enjoy some of my favorite cycle workout drills either in a cycle class or on your own bike at home!