Doyle Armstrong

Doyle Armstrong

Doyle has worked in the fitness industry since 1999 where he began life as a fitness instructor whilst completing his degree in Sports Science and Physical Education. Upon completion of his degree he worked in both the public and private sector within a variety of roles including Personal Trainer, Studio Instructor, Studio Coordinator, Fitness Manager and as part of the management team.

Following a competitive sports career in Martial Arts, Doyle also honed his skills as a sports coach from age 16 and translated that into indoor cycling in 2004 combining his love of the outdoor pursuit with his interest in training and development. As an ICG® Master Trainer Doyle has taught in over 35 countries on 5 continents whist helping develop terrestrial education teams throughout the EMEA region. His unique combination of operational experience, passion for competition and coaching abilities have seen Doyle be a key part of the development of ICG®’s unique coaching programmes and current product portfolio.

 

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Yesterday I had the pleasure and excitement of visiting the Burgess Hall in St Ives, the venue for the inaugural Team ICG UK Evolution Ride on January 19th 2019. I was there to visit with the lighting and sound team and discuss lighting requirements for each of the 8 awesome sessions that we’ve got planned. I have to say that I was so impressed with the lighting production and can fully envisage how the mixture of LED beams, Hydrabeams, lanterns, moving heads and lasers will really be an integral part of your experience throughout the day.

Evolution Ride UK
Evolution Ride UK 2019
Evolution Ride Experience
Evo UK Ride 2019
 
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On May 27th, 2015 something happened in my life that I’m sure all of you can relate to. A band that had been a favourite of mine for some years were touring in the UK and I got to go and see them. The Foo Fighters played at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester and I was there. That’s right, I get to say that I was there! It was, despite the rain trying to spoil the party, one of the greatest gigs I’ve ever attended. The sound was so awesome it made my lungs vibrate and the atmosphere of excitement in the crowd was amazing. Every single person was hyped up for being there.

ICG. Team ICG
Evolution Ride UK 2019
Evolution Ride UK
Not all experiences are equal
indoor cycling
 
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The world of indoor cycling is changing and we’re here to guide our community of riders and enthusiasts to the greatest possible experiences, whether that be at an operational venue, a fitness event, an education or training. At ICG® we want you to be a part of what is out there, so where can you see it?

ICG
Team ICG
CoE
ICG Centre of Excellence
 
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In 1905, the first portable domestic vacuum cleaner was invented by a British inventor, Walther Griffiths. It wasn’t until three years later that William Henry Hoover invented the Model O and made it accessible to everyone by some clever design changes and pricing, but that’s what it’s known as nowadays right... a Hoover? A product with a brand so strong within its sector that the name becomes the sector itself.

indoor cycling
difference with indoor cycling
Cycling
Team ICG
Team ICG Events
 
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We’ve discussed the benefits of training with Power and FTP so now we should discuss how we discover a person’s FTP value? The answer is that there are a wide range of tests all used to infer FTP with varying intensities and timeframes. Let’s take some time to briefly discuss the ICG® tests and then dig deep into a more generic Power testing protocol.

FTP
FTP testing
indoor cycling
indoor cycling testing
Team ICG
 
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This is the time of year that many cyclists build their “base” and for many cyclists it can mean hours of long slow duration (LSD) training and that just isn’t as much fun as tearing up the tarmac and enjoying a racy pace ride.

Indoor Workouts
Power Training
indoor cycling
indoor cycling workouts
 
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It’s great having access to data, but it’s only really useful if you understand how it can help you to make better sense of your workout and reach your goals with greater ease and efficiency. With many Power Trainer’s the data set is huge and so understanding what to use and when to use it can be tricky. At ICG® we make Power zones very easy to understand with the Coach By Color® programme but what other metrics should you use. Here’s a quick guide of which data to track to help you keep improving.

Functional Threshold Power (FTP)

Power Training
Cycling training
performance metrics
training metrics
 
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The IC8 Power Trainer breathes a fresh lease of life into the commercial indoor Power Trainer market. Its functional design is matched only by its good looks, and the quality of the fit is matched only by the quality of the data. Here are three IC8 features that you should be aware of that’ll help you get the most from each of your IC8 Power Trainer sessions.

IC8
Power Trainer
Power Training
IC8 Power Trainer
Bike fit
Q Factor
 
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