As soon as I heard the new Maroon 5 song I knew I had to do an animals inspired playlist. I’m not that fond of the video for obvious reasons (vegan) but the song is awesome and I knew it was going to be a good climbing song. So I put together some other animal related songs for a playlist that will coincidentally be kinda cool for Halloween too!
Animal – Conor Maynard [iTunes / Amazon]: I admit I got this free on iTunes ages ago. Always check out the weekly freebies and I thought I’d never use it, but it works for this playlist. Definitely a warm up or cool down but easy pace means you can spin whilst going through all your postural cues during the warm up.
Animal – Ke$ha [iTunes / Amazon]: I like remixes but this one I think the original works better. Just easy continuation of the warm up, adding a little resistance and going from first to second, then repeating the whole thing till you end with about 50% resistance.
Dog Days are over – Florence and the machine [iTunes / Amazon]: After the last climb take the resistance down to around 30% and spin easy, through the verse. On the chorus add a little resistance and speed up for easy sprints, on the last one keep the tension for the climb to follow.
Run with the wolves – Prodigy [iTunes / Amazon]: Ok this is one of my favorites for tempo rides. There is a break half way but let’s try and avoid that 😉 Take the tension down to around 40% and spin easy alternating all three positions. Take the break mid way if you need it, then repeat.
Eye of the Tiger – Uprising [iTunes / not available on Amazon]: SPRINTS! Fast and furious. Take some tension down if you need to, just a little, then sprint… yep straight in! After the first one either go with the chorus/verse or go for time. I know the song (From Les Mills Bodycombat) so I know when the vibe is kicking up to sprint so I go by feel,
Roar (jump smokers mix) – Katy Perry [iTunes (different remix) / not available on Amazon] – not sure where I got this one from but I like it. Add some tension, alt between saddle, 2nd and third.
Hungry like the wolf (New York werewolf remix) – Steve Aoki vs Duran Duran [not available on iTunes / Amazon video] – Go to Amazon and check out the video then scour online till you find the MP3. Seriously love remixes and this one is the BOMB! LOVE LOVE LOVE this remix by Steve Aoki. Take a little tension down and spin in the saddle, in 2nd and 3rd. You could double time it with less tension and speed the legs up as another option.
Let me know what you think in the comments!