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90s Alt Rock Spinning Workout Playlist To Go The Distance

90s Alternative Rock Spinning Workout Playlist

Some of my all-time FAVORITE 90s workout songs to put into an spinning playlist and routine are alternative rock songs. These songs are high-energy with a strong beat, strong lyrics, and just the right dash of emotional impact. This spinning routine has some of my favorite 90s alt rock artists: Green Day, No Doubt, blink-182, and Weezer.

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 class)

  • Song 1: Climb from moderate intensity to hard. 30-second breathless interval to finish.
  • Song 2: Climb from moderate intensity to hard (allowing for sprint recovery in beginning). 45-second breathless interval to finish.
  • Song 3: Climb from moderate intensity to hard (allowing for sprint recovery in beginning). 60-second breathless interval to finish.
  • Song 4: Surprise sprints. (Surprise riders with an interval length, i.e. 30-second breathless, go!)
  • Song 5: Pyramid RPM Drill. Do a 30-second interval at each intensity: Moderate, Hard, Breathless, Hard, Moderate. Maintain resistance and only change RPM / speed.
  • Song 6: Pyramid Resistance Drill. Do a 45-second interval at each intensity: Moderate, Hard, Breathless, Hard, Moderate. Maintain RPM / speed and only increase resistance.
  • Song 7: Pyramid Drill (mix RPM and resistance). Do a 30-second interval at each intensity: Moderate, Hard, Breathless, Hard, Moderate. Use both RPM / speed and resistance to change intensity.
  • Song 8: Surprise sprints.

The 90s Alt Rock Spinning Workout Playlist and Routine

Series / SongSong
Warm up“All For You,” Sister Hazel
Song 1: Climb w/ 30-second breathless“Run-Around,” Blues Traveler
Song 2: Climb w/ 45-second breathless“The Distance,” CAKE
Song 3: Climb w/ 30-second breathless“Inside Out,” Eve 6
Song 4: Surprise sprints“I’ll Be There for You,” The Rembrandts
Song 5: Pyramid RPM Drill“Come Out and Play,” The Offspring
Song 6: Pyramid Resistance Drill“Enter Sandman,” Metallica
Song 7: Pyramid (Both) Drill“One Week,” Barenaked Ladies
Song 8: Surprise sprints“Just A Girl,” No Doubt
Song 9: Climb w/ 30-second breathless“Freak of the Week,” Marvelous 3
Song 10: Climb w/ 45-second breathless“How Bizarre,” OMC
Song 11: Climb w/ 30-second breathless“What’s My Age Again?” blink-182
Song 12: Surprise sprints“Basket Case,” Green Day
Song 13: Pyramid RPM Drill“Friday I’m In Love,” The Cure
Song 14: Pyramid Resistance Drill“Only Wanna Be With You,” Hootie & The Blowfish
Song 15: Pyramid (Both) Drill“Buddy Holly,” Weezer
Song 16: Cool Down “Semi-charmed Life,” Third Eye Blind

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