The right music is a game-changer when it comes to crushing your next workout.
Music can infuse power and determination — just at the critical moment when you need it most — to push through the fatigue and achieve your performance goals.
Music is so effective at motivating and creating energy that it has even been banned in some marathons!
The reason? The experts say it can give runners an unfair advantage, a competitive edge.
That is just the kind of energizing force you need to tap into during your next cardio session!
The perfect tunes can even get you moving before you enter the gym, so if you are feeling a little sluggish and ever-so-close to skipping a workout session, start listening to your playlist as you get dressed and head out the door.
With a boost in your mood, you will be ready to fully engage in a killer workout.
So, whether you are running, spinning, performing repetitive strength training, or a full-body cardio sweat-session on the elliptical, crank this playlist to keep you motivated and the fire burning as you push through an intense 30-minute workout.
Time to crank it up!
1. “It’s My Life” – Bon Jovi
Start your workout with a burst of positive reinforcement! You can’t help but feel good about yourself, your workout, your life choices as you get your body moving to this classic.
2. “Counting Stars” – OneRepublic
Heart-pumping perfection! Feel yourself begin to ramp up as you keep pace with the pulsating beat. Music that makes you feel alive creates a will to keep going.
3. “Love Me Again” – John Newman
A great tempo makes it easy to follow along, and you will peddle through this one without even realizing just how much strength you are exerting. You are now in the zone and feeling a rush of “good feelings” as your body and mind work in sync.
4. “Believer” – Imagine Dragons
This killer beat is going to make you work harder than before. The good news is that you won’t even notice. Your brain is focused squarely on the music, which is what this cardio-friendly tune was born for.
5. “Locked Out of Heaven” – Bruno Mars
Get caught up in this fun song and disconnect from the workout, life, everything that was weighing you down. This is your dedicated “you time” – savor it!
6. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” – Usher (Feat. Pitbull)
Pure fire, Baby! At the half-way mark, fatigue doesn’t stand a chance. This entrancing beat keeps you pushing through and the endorphins releasing.
7. “High Hopes” – Panic! at the Disco
As you near the end of your session, this is no time to think of slacking! And these lyrics will keep you feeling empowered.
8. “Higher Love” – Kygo and Whitney Houston
Time to cool down? Not exactly… this song just dares you not to dance on through your last few minutes. Don’t be surprised if you find your hips swaying with a little sass as you begin to transition from run to walk on the treadmill.
And there it is — the perfect playlist just waiting to get you pumped for your next workout. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there!