Time for One Cycle Spin Mix 2! But unfortunately this track list isn’t particularly exciting for me. Just a few too many house mixing/remixing of Radio Top 40s. Here’s my guide to the 2nd mix in the trilogy.

1. GF warmup 2. WIRTJ seated climb 3. MSOM stay seated, turn the resistance down a little to match the pace of the BPM. But don’t turn it down too much, it shouldn’t be easy 4. PANS pick up the pace, turn the resistance down to a chase. If chasing the beat becomes too much, try to at least…

I took a little break from Adriene yesterday. Not because I needed one, but you know how life goes. Which is why I was happy to return to an easy and restful Sun Salutation practice this afternoon. Sun Salutations sometimes get a bad rap for being boring and repetitive, but they’re actually really great for stirring up your energy and reviving tired muscles. And even though I went through this practice near the end of the day, I really enjoyed Adriene’s invitation to set an intention. Whether it’s for the rest of the day or just the rest of this…

This morning I found a trio of One Cycle spinning mixes, which look promising. After reading a previous mix spinning guideline I’ve decided to follow Molly’s lead and add the song title abbreviations with the track numbers, in case some are on shuffle, or if you’ve got a crappy Internet connection like mine and the tracks skip. Anyhoo, this is playlist 1 of 3.

1. RYL Warm up. It’s pretty quick, but only go as fast as you feel comfortable going, it’s a warm up, not a sprint. 2. COTL Seated climb 3. YDM Stay seated and…

After this morning, I am now convinced that the Soul Cycle spinning sessions are definitely more chilled and relaxed than a regular spinning class. Not that I’m complaining. It’s just an observation. Today I found a playlist that had great usage suggestions. It took me a while to figure out what exactly Molly meant by her abbreviations, but then I figured out that they were the names of the tracks. I’m not sure if she had set the playlist to shuffle (or if that’s even possible) but the tracks did not play in order of listing. But it didn’t matter….

Monday morning. Urgh. But really, it’s not Monday’s fault. I decided to listen to my body this morning and instead of a spin, I tried the next yoga practice of Adriene’s challenge. I thought I would ease into the day, and relax with some yoga. But I was wrong. After 25 minutes I was sweating and my legs trembling. So whoever says yoga is easy and only about stretching, give this practice a try… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1erFYeJo_r4

This morning I went searching for a “ready-made” playlist which had suggested guidelines. And because it’s Friday, I found a short but explosive 30-minute mix. Here’s Kenny Kenny’s suggested use:

1. Warm up 2. 2x accelerations 3. 3x climbs (standing to seated) 4. Accelerations/jumps/sprint and climb 5. Accelerations and climb 6. Climbs 7. Cool down 8. Optional cool down & stretches