Having a hard time getting through that 15th rep or the last 5 minutes of cardio?
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All athletes and lifters aspire to be the best. In order to achieve this, there are some things that must be taken seriously: Equipment, Technique, Consistency, Nutrition, Passion, and of course a GREAT PLAYLIST. So, this week, we’ve compiled a set of songs ideal for scoring that transition.
Get ready to catch yourself humming through your jog, training circuit, or yoga practice.
Sometimes getting motivated to exercise can be harder than the workout itself. That’s why it helps to think of your gym time as a middle school dance: You can’t dance until your favorite song get’s pushed in. Motivation is the key to keeping you primed to keep pushing heavy weight in the gym. And what better motivator is there than music?
So cue up the tracks, and keep your water bottles at the ready!
Whether exercising is something you love or loathe, the perfect workout mix can help you burn off those calories while enjoying great music at the same time.
Music is the good kind of distraction.
While the study did suggest there’s more to it than a distraction, working out with music did make participants less aware of their exertion. Such a distraction can benefit athletic performance by up to 15 percent.
The faster the better: Upbeat tunes have more information for our brain to process, which takes your mind off of that side stitch. It makes you want to move.
You really can’t stop the beat! When music possesses High-Quality Groove, the brain gets excited and induces movement in the listener. So, your playlist has the ability to make you move — no matter how much you’re dreading that workout.
A good beat can help you keep pace.
The rhythm of your workout music stimulates the motor area of the brain as to when to move, thereby aiding self-paced exercises such as running or weight-lifting. Cluing into these time signals helps us use our energy more efficiently, since keeping a steady pace is easier on our bodies than fluctuating throughout a sweat session.
Music can elevate your mood.
People often listen to music as a way to change their mood and find self-awareness. Listening to music allows them to think about themselves, who they wanted to be and give them an escape from the present. No matter what happened an hour ago, you can use your tunes to help you escape negativity and power you through your workout. Music can have such a great effect on your mood that it could increase your endurance. Having great endurance will help keep your heart rate up, your blood pumping and you moving.
It ups your effort.
A 2010 study found that cyclists actually worked harder when listening to faster music as compared to music at a slower tempo. But too fast is no good, either. Songs between 120 and 140 beats per minute (bpm) have the maximum effect on moderate exercisers.If you are feeling lazy and tired during the workout, it could be because you aren’t listening to music … or the right kind of music.
A great workout song has a good beat, inspiring lyrics, and helps make those sets fly by. Whether you like pop, country, hip-hop, or rock, these genres all have some powerful tracks that will improve your workouts. From Metallica to Skrillex, and Michael Jackson to Eminem, the songs on this list are popular favorites both in the gym and on your iPod.
So, when the outdoors call, pick any of the slow-building epics below and let it work its magic
OUR ULTIMATE MOTIVATIONAL WORKOUT PLAYLISTS!
Eye of the Tiger
The Hustle Standard
Hold Me Back
Gonna Fly Now (Rocky 1 Theme)
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Strength of a Thousand Men – Two Steps from Hell
Never Gonna Stop – Mind The Gap (Generation Iron Soundtrack)
Enter Sandman – Metallica
Till I Collapse – Eminem
Mama Said Knock You Out-LL Cool J
You Shook Me All Night Long
Back In Black
Stronger – Kanye West
Joker & The Thief – Wolfmother
Swedish House Mafia
Don’t You Worry Child
Avery Watts –
A Cut Above
Who I am
Tron Legacy Theme – Daft Punk
Each of the songs listed begins slowly and picks up steam along the way. The emphasis is on rock-oriented music, but—within that scope—a range of genres and eras are represented.
Music is a great motivator, which is the reason why most guys in the gym are wearing headphones. From stretching to running to lifting, there’s a jam for the activity.
CONCLUSIVE TIPS FOR GETTING ON TRACK!
Use music to help get you in the right frame of mind before you exercise. Turning up with the right attitude is half the battle. Pick a track that will motivate you. The tracks you choose should mean something to you. If you will be doing a tough interval session, select ones that you’ve performed well to in the past. Switch off your music if you’re struggling with an exercise or lose track of repetitions.
Limit the volume during high-intensity sessions to protect your ears.
If you can’t get to sleep after an evening workout, listen to a gentle track before you go to bed.
Your favorite tunes are capable of subconsciously encouraging you to train harder and distracting you from pain
Clearly listening to loud, upbeat music will make you work harder than soft, slow music. When creating your gym playlist on your iPod, make sure to fill it with upbeat and motivational songs.
But lyrics can also go a long way. Some of the best workout songs have lyrics that are extremely motivational. A lot of songs send messages about pushing through hard times and not giving up. That is the perfect message for working out. Ultimately, any track that motivates you and makes you feel strong and capable is a great choice for your run.
Use OUR LIST and create the ultimate running playlist for you and your preferences!
Rock out to the punchy beats and empowering messages of these head-banging tunes as you crush the weights and dominate in the gym.