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Big Game Playlist

Big Game Playlist

by: Dru Ryan
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 9:15am

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The big game pits two major music cities against each other. Artists from Boston and Los Angeles have contributed widely to the musical landscape of America. Not to mention the city where the game is being played, Atlanta.

As an indoor cycling instructor, it’s a great excuse to make a new playlist. Though the local team, or this writer’s fave the Jets, haven’t sniffed a February football game in years, let’s give it up to the cities who made it.

The playlist is broken up into four quarters with a brief respite on the first song for recovery.

Access the Spotify playlist here.

Quarter 1 - Cadence

Use “Sicko Mode” to find cadence between 75 and 95. As the beat picks up, add resistance until coming out of the saddle on the Drake verse. Bell Biv Devoe and Anderson .Paak provide options to surge on the chorus until embracing 5 sets of intervals on “E-Pro.”

Quarter 2 - Rolling Hills

Catch your breath with Kamasi Washington and maintain cadence between 80 and 110, increasing resistance with each new instrument. Recover 45 seconds before two quick surges (you’ll hear at in the beat). Work in and out of the saddle to Vince Stapes before climbing to Joan Jett.

Quarter 3 - Intervals

A longer interval set starts. Let the music guide your feet through this section.

Quarter 4 - Endurance

Recover to “Musquito” before pushing on Ice Cube’s “Jackin for Beats”, recovering to the Boston Pops, and finishing with a two-minute drill with Bad Religion. Press Replay on the last song if you need overtime!


About the Author

Dru Ryan is a daily bike commuter, indoor cycling coach (EquinoxCrunch, Mint DC) and road cyclist who averages 200 miles a week. Follow Dru on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook or visit his website