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80s Heavy Metal Spinning Workout Routine to Kickstart Your Heart

80s Heavy Metal Spinning Workout Routine

You can’t have a list of best 80s workout songs without including heavy metal. This spinning workout routine and playlist has all of the great heavy metal 80s bands: Poison, Motley Crue, Ratt, KISS, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Metallica, and more.

Enjoy!

Reminder: I like to teach my spinning classes in a series of exercises that we do 2-4 times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

The Series (60-minute Ride)

Do the following exercises, three times through.

  • Song 1: Chorus Surge, RPM. Find the baseline pace (RPMs) at a moderate intensity. At the chorus, add +10 RPM to find hard intensity.
  • Song 2: Chorus Surge, Resistance. Find the baseline pace at a moderate intensity. At the chorus, maintain the pace and increase resistance to find hard intensity.
  • Song 3: Jumps. Coming in and out of the saddle to your liking.
  • Song 4: Tabata. It’s 20 seconds of breathless intensity work, with a 10 second recovery, done 8 times through. Recover for the remainder of the song.

The 80s Heavy Metal Spinning Workout Routine and Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm up“Cult of Personality,” Living Colour
Song 1: Chorus Surge, RPM (Baseline = 65-75 RPM)“Nothin’ But A Good Time,” Poison
Song 2: Chorus Surge, Resistance“Home Sweet Home,” Motley Crue
Song 3: Jumps“Round and Round,” Ratt
Song 4: Tabata“Kickstart My Heart,” Motley Crue
Song 1: Chorus Surge, RPM (Baseline = 65-75 RPM) “Lick It Up,” KISS
Song 2: Chorus Surge, Resistance“The Trooper,” Iron Maiden
Song 3: Jumps“Rock You Like A Hurricane,” Scorpions
Song 4: Tabata“Master of Puppets,” Metallica (skip 03:30 – 06:00 due to tempo changes)
Song 1: Chorus Surge, RPM (Baseline = 75-85 RPM)“We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Twisted Sister
Song 2: Chorus Surge, Resistance“Trashed,” Black Sabbath
Song 3: Jumps“Rainbow in the Dark,” Dio
Song 4: Tabata“Dr. Feelgood,” Motley Crue
Cool Down “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” Def Leppard

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here or on YouTube here:

Catch ya next week!

Disclaimer: Readers who rely on this information do so at their own risk. Instructors must be properly certified, insured, and have the music licensing in order to teach a spin class. GroupXFitnessTips.com is not liable for any injuries or negligence that occurs.

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