Dig Down Cycling Mix

14 Jun

My newest cycling playlist features some of my favorite tunes along with a few recently released songs from bands like Muse, Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors.

Here are the teaching notes:

Sinner by Andy Grammar (3:40) warm up

Great Night (feat. Shovels and Rope) NEEDTOBREATHE (2:55) warm up continued, seated to standing

Let Me Know by No Wyld (4:12) :00-1:00 Seated climb; 1:00-2:00 Standing climb; 2:00-2:30 Seated climb; 2:30-3:00 Standing climb, 3:00-3:30 Seated climb; 3:30-4:12 Standing climb

Devil Drums by Scooter (5:24)  seated accelerations 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off.  5 accelerations

Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran (4:21) Standing climb (64 rpm) with jumps on the chorus (8 count and 4 count)

River by Bishop Briggs (3:34) seated climb at 64 rpm

Dig Down by Muse (3:48) standing climb (heavy gear) at 64 rpm

Gimme Gimme by Beenie Man (3:04) standing climb (lighter gear) at 64 rpm

Big Love by Fleetwood Mac (3:06-music ends at 2:47)  seated accelerations at :20 (20 seconds)’ 1:20 (20 seconds) and 1:15 (30 seconds)

Warp and Weft (dr. trippy remix) Banco De Gaia (4:29)  :00-2:00 seated climb 65-70 rpm; 2:00-4:29 seated flat road 95 rpm

Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons (3:22) 68 rpm standing climb

He’s a Pirate by Klaus Badelt (1:30) flat road recovery

Tabata:  8-20 second accelerations with 10 second recoveries.  I give my riders the option of doing some of the accelerations in the saddle and some as a standing acceleration

Torches by X Ambassadors (3:27) Cool Down

Mercy (Acoustic Guitar) by Shawn Mendes (3:39) Stretch

I hope you enjoy using this one in your classes. Feel free to comment and let me know how you liked it or share any new songs you’ve been riding to lately!




2 Responses to “Dig Down Cycling Mix”

  1. Robyn Rourke June 18, 2017 at 1:42 am #

    Hi Chrispins,

    I am a brand new subscriber; thank you for this great looking playlist! What 4 minute song did you use for the Tabata?

    Thank you,


    • chrispins June 18, 2017 at 10:57 am #

      Hi, If you check the Spotify playlist embedded in the post, you will see the exact song that I used (Tabata WOD). You can find this track and many others by searching “Tabata Songs” in iTunes or Spotify.

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