Rock ’n’ Roller Tempo Climbs is an interval workout consisting of short efforts with progressively higher cadences. Cyclists would call this a hill repeat workout at a tempo pace. “Climbing at tempo” is something you learned about in this Strategy for Strength post. It’s a little different than when we talk about the “tempo,” or beats per minute, of a song.
Many rock-and-roll songs have a tempo that translates to an rpm in the high 70s or 80s, making them the perfect choice to help set the cadence for a ride like this. You will likely find this playlist to be popular with a wide range of your riders (especially those on the north side of 40)!
This profile gives you the science behind the benefits of tempo climbing. We provide the cues (including some humorous ones) so you can easily describe this to your riders without blinding them with science. The benefits will have them chomping at the bit to do more of these types of profiles more often!
We also provide you with 43 alternate rock songs to use that have similar bpm so you have enough to create numerous high-cadence rock ‘n’ roller tempo climbing profiles for the next year! Remember, switching up the music is one of the ways to vastly increase your existing class profiles, as we taught you in this article.
Do you have some rock and roll songs to add to our list? Please post them in the comments section below!
Download your Rock ‘n’ Roller Tempo Climb in depth profile and quick profile below.