Spinning-Bikes and Music

For me, the most important part of a great spin is the music! The music you spin to, should not be chosen as a means to achieve a result. It should be what I like to call: choreographed spin instruction (CSI). I hope I don’t get sued! Of course, spinning by yourself at home is not for everyone. Some people need the motivation of an instructor and the shared experience of others in a class, and there is nothing wrong with that. My spin lists (I have over 100 and continue to add new ones) are designed and ordered in a way to simulate as closely as possible an outdoor bike ride on varied terrain. My lists include music from a wide variety of genres: Dance, EDM, Electronic, House, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, and some Classic Rock, with a noticeable preference for the first four genres! My pedal rotation and choice of tension (gears) are all governed by whatever song is playing and alters accordingly when the tempo/beat changes. I group songs in my lists to create a great workout and to simulate varied “terrains.”

These six terrains are labelled as follows: Quad Burners (Q.B.) – Hills & Mountains; Quad Challenge (Q.C.) – Inclines & Hills; Quad Fitness (Q.F.) – Rolling Inclines & Inclines; Quad Maintenance (Q.M.) – Rolling & Rolling Inclines; Quad Speed (Q.S.) – Flat & Rolling.

They are grouped in three categories as follows: 1. Workout Balance (Q.F./Q.C.); 2. Quad Burn (Q.B.); 3. Cardio Overload (Q.S./Q.M.).

I have organized the links below into the above three categories: 1. These lists contain songs that are in between fast and slow spinning; 2. These lists have more climbing songs; 3. These lists will have you spinning more quickly.

WORKOUT BALANCE – QF/QC

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-1a-q-f-q-c/pl.u-9N9LldJtl4352

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-2-q-f-q-c/pl.u-11zBYxyU67kqx

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-2a-q-f-q-c/pl.u-9N9LV6bTl4352

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-4-q-f-q-c/pl.u-e98l5YKCX1MVP

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-4a-q-f-q-c/pl.u-d2b0yW2uagbop

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-5-q-f-q-c/pl.u-38oWeqlFoNbm3

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-48a-q-f-q-c/pl.u-V9D7jMNuGav7q

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-46-q-f-q-c/pl.u-9N9LEaJCl4352

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-32a-q-f-q-c/pl.u-JPAZdkJFNBRPX

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-21a-q-f-q-c/pl.u-V9D76oaiGav7q

QUAD BURN – QB

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-3a-q-b/pl.u-mJy8ANETLaxgG

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-6a-q-b/pl.u-JPAZkLqCNBRPX

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-8-q-b/pl.u-d2b0LXWtagbop

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-22a-q-b/pl.u-mJy8AzPFLaxgG

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-29-q-b/pl.u-76oNG9mFdP9V4

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-30-q-b/pl.u-JPAZy9PTNBRPX

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-32-q-b/pl.u-mJy8YY7TLaxgG

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-34-q-b/pl.u-76oNGG3FdP9V4

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-44a-q-b/pl.u-9N9LEJdFl4352

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-47-q-b/pl.u-mJy8oWruLaxgG

CARDIO OVERLOAD – QS/QM

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-1-q-s-q-m/pl.u-d2b0L4Btagbop

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-3-q-s-q-m/pl.u-d2b0LaYuagbop

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-9-q-s-q-m/pl.u-e98l5KpUX1MVP

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-10a-q-s-q-m/pl.u-e98lX4LSX1MVP

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-16-q-s-q-m/pl.u-V9D7JBdfGav7q

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-40a-q-s-q-m/pl.u-9N9LEXNIl4352

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-38-q-s-q-m/pl.u-aZb0Lp4spmKb9

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-26a-q-s-q-m/pl.u-mJy8dj7ILaxgG

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-19-q-s-q-m/pl.u-9N9LZpLTl4352

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/spin-20-q-s-q-m/pl.u-mJy8rm7tLaxgG

Thirty lists to get you started, more to come. Enjoy the workout!

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