Focus on Technique

Lately I’ve been spending more time focusing on my other classes, using playlists that needed a slight overhaul.  However, last week I decided to revamp two playlists completely.  It was time to add some old classics and some new pieces as well.  I found two lists from my library came up with a profile that would help people focus on technique while still getting a good work out .  The profiles had a lot of hills in them, which is standard with me. I asked my class to really focus on pushing with their quads and pulling with the hamstrings.  I asked them also to think about the actual resistance that they were adding.  Was it  too much?  Were they struggling? Did they need to back off a bit? Also, I reminded them that hydration is key especially when it’s super cold.  Here are the lists for week of 2/16.

Tuesday 2/17

Sweet

Ho Hey                                                                         The Lumineers

Nowhere to Run                                                         Martha Reeves & The VandellasAlive and Kicking                                                                  Simple Minds

Feel Good Inc.                                                             Gorillaz

Carried Away                                                               Passion Pit

Your New Beloved                                                       Lovelife

All the Small Things                                                    Blink-182

The Hardest Button To Button                               The White Stripes

Latch (feat. Sam Smith)                                           Disclosure

E-Pro                                                                                Beck

Little Black Submarines                                         The Black Keys

Work It Out                                                                   Knox Hamilton

Misty Mountain Hop                                                  Led Zeppelin

I Just Want to Celebrate                                            Mooney Suzuki

Welcome To Paradise                                                 Green Day

Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

Two Against One (feat. Jack White)                     Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi

Thursday 2/19

Playlist

Slide                                                                           Goo Goo Dolls

Worship You                                                             Vampire Weekend

We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)                Fun.

I Wish                                                                         Stevie Wonder

Make Me Wanna Die                                           The Pretty Reckless

Everytime                                                                  Foals

It’s Time                                                                     Imagine Dragons

Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That                          Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Two Step                                                                   Dave Matthews Band

Pain                                                                            Jimmy Eat World

The Anthem                                                              Good Charlotte

My Hero                                                                    Foo Fighters

Evacuate                                                                   The Boxer Rebellion

Famous Last Words                                                           My Chemical Romance

Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me                     George Michael & Elton John