Inspiration: With each ride I routinely remind riders about the power of visualization, along with other prompts to check form, comfort level, cadence, etc. It’s remarkable what the combined impact of music and imagination in a group exercise setting can have on your effort and output. A web search on this topic will return several stories and studies over the past 30-40 years. As a general guideline, effective use of visualization techniques along with proper form, motivating music and coaching has the potential to increase fitness results by 15-20%…depending on the rider’s overall fitness level.
This ride includes a few tracks that should enhance a rider’s success with visualization on a variety of terrain: Northern Lights (Death Cab for Cutie), Imagination (Gorgon City), Hyperwave (Steve Brian), The Q (Alex Metric, Ten Ven), Illuminate (Afrojack, Matthew Koma). All nine of the Spinning® Movements are used in the following summary ride profile.
This week Friday the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will be laid to rest in Detroit, MI – be sure to check out both tracks on the full hour playlist!
Have a great week as the Summer comes to a close with an long Labor Day holiday weekend…ENJOY!
Genre: Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock
Approximate time: 62 minutes
Playlist & Summary Ride Profile:
Warm up – Happier / Marshmello, Bastille
Seated Flat / Running on a Hill – Rise / Nicky Romero, Stadiumx, Matluck
Seated Climb to Jumps on a Hill – Rolling In the Deep / Aretha Franklin
Quick Seated Flat – Northern Lights / Death Cab for Cutie
Rolling Hills – I Feel Good About This / The Mowgli’s
Sprints – Just A Little / Violet Days, James Bluck
Alt Seated / Standing Hill – Imagination / Gorgon City
Seated Flat – Drive / Black Coffee, David Guetta, Delilah Montagu
Seated Climb with Standing Attack – Hyperwave / Steve Brian
Alt Seated / Standing Climb – Had Enough / Fare
Standing Sprints – How Does It Feel / M-22
Leg Drill: Alt Seated / Standing Flat – The Q / Alex Metrix
Jumps – Paradise / Ofenbach, Benjamin Ingrosso
Alt Seated / Standing Flat – All I Am / Jess Glynne
Seated Climb – Respect / Aretha Franklin
Sprints (3X) – Illuminate / Afrojack, Matthew Koma
Cool down & Stretch – You Say / Lauren Daigle
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