Music is a much bigger part of our lives than we all realise. You would be amazed by the effect that it can have on your mood. Just think of the mass amount of playlists that are available out there, there’s easily one for every possible mood or scenario whether that’s getting ready for a night out or getting over a break up (for some these playlists might just be the same one) and with working out it’s no different.
Research has shown that not only does music help to make your workout more enjoyable but it also can improve your performance by up to 15% which is a lot in the grand scheme of things.
Along with this, The Journal of Sport and Exercise has found that by listening to motivational music, whether that’s a bit of Beyonce of the Rocky soundtrack, this enhances both the effort that you put in and the overall enjoyment of the task.
The music you listen to may vary depending on the type of exercise that you are doing but focusing on more fast-paced type training, we’ve put together our top 10 tracks to add to your workout playlist.
1. Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce
2. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
3. Fancy – Iggy Azealea
4. Can’t Hold Us – feat Ray Dalton. – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
5. Burn – Ellie Goulding
6. Stronger – Kanye West
7. All I Do is Win – DJ Khaled, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, T-Pain
8. Titanium – Sia
9. King – Years & Years
10. Chandelier – Sia