No matter what sort of music you’re into, playing your favorite songs while you exercise can make a workout a lot more fun and exciting. Studies show that music is more likely to put you in a better mood and may even make your overall workout productive.
Tips for Selecting Workout Tracks
- Look out for upbeat, energizing tracks that will keep you moving.
- Inspiring or motivational lyrics work right.
- Pick a song that suits your workout style. For example, the music you listen to during a HIIT workout might be different from the one you choose during cardio or power-building.
- Working out in time to the beat can help you to get into the “zone” and make the most of your session.
Researches have repeatedly shown that music has the power to make us feel good by triggering positive feelings and helping us to cherish good memories, and this has something to do with how music helps us during a workout.
Is your WOD feeling stagnant? Cue up your iPod, strap on your sweatbands, and add these top songs to the playlist to start pumping!
“Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
“Jump” by Van Halen
“It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi
“International Love” by Pitbull feat. Chris Brown
“When the Going Gets Tough” by Billy Ocean
“We Will Rock You” by Queen
“Firework” by Katy Perry
“Born To Run” by Bruce Springsteen
“I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly
“Good Life” by OneRepublic
“Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina And The Waves
“Thunderstruck” by AC/DC
“Enter Sandman” by Metallica
“Break My Stride” by Matthew Wilder