You don’t require a credible study or a detailed thesis to reinstate that listening to pumping music while training boosts your performance and endurance. Circuit training, a sweaty cardio session or even a calming yoga practice, all the aforementioned need the loyal company of a humble iPod and headphones.
But you know what kills a good workout? That very moment when you know that Rihanna will come on after Akon’s stop singing followed by a good dose of Pitbull. Oh, the sadness of song prediction!
There’s nothing worse than anticipating songs while you’re concentrating on your core strength. You lose concentration, focus and resist the urge to go that extra kilometer.
Regularly Mix Up your Playlists to Avoid Boredom
Hence why it’s vital to regulate your training playlist on a fortnightly basis. Even if you reshuffle the songs you already have or download your favourite classics; get rid of the monotonous list you’ve been training to for months and see the transition in your energy levels.
It’s magical, trust me.
How do You Stay Updated with the Latest Songs?
Don’t fret just yet; I’m not going to force you to do your Top 40 homework.
You can find a monthly updated Top 10 playlist on www.RunHundred.com – the web’s biggest database of workout music. Chris Lawsone is the genius behind the website, who updates these playlists on a weekly basis. You can browse music either by genre, decade and tempo to suit your workout standards. How clever and kind!
To give you a glimpse of what I’m talking about, here’s a song list for this running month.
Whether you choose to run, walk, lift or crunch, Flo Rida and Kelly Clarkson will be rocking your workout with you.
- Seek Bromance (Avicii Vocal Edit) – Tim Berg – 127 BPM
- The One That Got Away – Katy Perry – 135 BPM
- Mr. Saxobeat (Maan Studio Remix) – Alexandra Stan – 126 BPM
- Good Feeling – Flo Rida – 129 BPM
- Forever – Wolfgang Gartner & Will.I.Am – 128 BPM
- Tonight Tonight (Goldstein Remix) – Hot Chelle Rae – 118 BPM
- Hangover – Taio Cruz & Flo Rida – 129 BPM
- I Like How It Feels – Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & The WAV.s – 129 BPM
- Lick It – Kaskade & Skrillex – 128 BPM
- What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) – Kelly Clarkson – 117 BPM
Be sure to check the website out and update your iPod on a regular basis.
And to further understand the benefits and rules of listening to music while working out, click through this link and read my previous post on workout music.