Start a new journey with a renewed playlist! It’s no secret that music helps you reduce the feeling of tiredness and, consequently, increases your training performance. We previously mentioned on the Top 50 workout songs the importance of listening to music while working out and what criteria you should consider when selecting the best songs for that purpose.
However, you should consider some fundamental aspects. For those who practice bodybuilding and also need to practice aerobics, it is better to divide the two types of training into two playlists. It is important to make this division because every type of training requires a different rhythmic execution. Generally, the tempo of the music you use when running should be faster than the tempo of the songs used for muscular hypertrophy, which requires a “heavier” and slower type of music to keep pace with your rhythmic pulsation.
To warm up, if you want to keep a clam rhythm before the performance, you can choose a slower type of music or louder and faster music if you prefer a more stimulating beat. To high intensity exercises, you should choose faster music. To stretching exercises, think of a calmer type of music that contributes to a relaxing and invigorating moment. You can and you must choose songs you can relate to good memories.
Create your playlist according to your musical preferences and the intensity of the sports activity you are about to practice. It doesn’t matter if you listen to rock, pop or classic music, everyone feels and reacts differently to different genres of music. To prove this statement, there is a recently published study by Spotify, which concluded that women prefer to train in the morning, preferably, listening to Rihanna, while men, in general, prefer to train at lunch time, listening to varied music genres, anywhere between Eminem and Survivor.
If you are still skeptical about the importance of music during physical activity, you must know that a study published in 2010 by the University of Sheffield Hallam in the UK, investigated the performance of a group of cyclists, being that, some of them pedaled without music and the others listening to it. The training was the same for both groups. Nevertheless, those who pedaled to the rhythm of music used 7% less oxygen than the group of participants that did it without music. The results suggest that music helps you stabilize your pace during a physical activity, reducing unnecessary energy loss.
Listening to music can also contribute to a more favorable hormonal environment, that is to say, it can make your body release a lower quantity of stress related hormones.
Increase your performance with the best rhythms! No holds barred, from the oldest to the newest tunes! Take note of the 30 songs that can keep you company during the next trainings:
1. Gesaffelstein – OPR
2. Halo 4 – Nemesis (1uP’s 4 Shot Remix)
3. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Sander Van Doorn – Project T
4. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix Edit)
5. Dimitri Vegas, MOGUAI & Like Mike – Body Talk (Mammoth) ft. Julian Perretta
6. AC/DC – Thunderstruck
7. Linkin Park – Papercut
8. Linkin Park – Faint
9. Soul Central – Strings of Life
10. Pendulum – The Island
11. Deyon Davis – Knock out
12. Rob Bailey and The Hustle Standard – Hungry
13. P.O.D. – ALIVE
14. Pendulum – Set Me On Fire
15. Lea Luna – Hearts Under Fire (Bare Remix)
16. The Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar
17. Chemical Brothers – Saturate
18. Chemical Brothers – Escape Velocity
19. The Prodigy – Firestarter
20. Papa Roach – Last Resort
21. Darude – Sandstorm
22. Three days grace – Animal I have become
23. Linkin Park – One Step Closer
24. Chuckie ft Junxter Jack – Make some noise (Original Mix)
25. Alvaro & Mercer feat. Lil Jon – Welcome To The Jungle (Original Mix)
26. Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard (Official Music Video)
27. Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, Like Mike – Tremor
28. Breaking Benjamin – Blow Me Away
29. Fatboy Slim – The rockafeller skank
30. The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
Bacon CJ, Myers TR, Karageorghis CI, Effect of music-movement synchrony on exercise oxygen consumption, August 2012, adaptation of the original version
Mariana Correia Pinto, Esta playlist do Spotify ajuda-te a queimar calorias no ginásio, July 2014, translation and adaptation of the original version