Sports scientists at Brunel University (working with online streamer Spotify) have come up with what they call the Ultimate Workout Playlist. This was determined after analyzing more than 6.7 million 'workout' playlists posted online to find out which tunes are getting people motivated.
The playlist below is based on the International popularity of the tracks combined with the music that have been proven to make you work harder based on the tempo (BPM beats per minute), style and the lyrics.
The list features tracks from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Daft Punk begins with a warmup leading into higher intensity and strength training ending with a warm down.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Can’t Hold Us was found to be the most frequently featured track on workout playlists followed by Wake Me Up by Avicii, ‘Till I Collapse by Eminem and Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin.
Dr Costas Karageorghis, Deputy Head (Research) of the School of Sport and Education at Brunel University said: “When synching your movements to the beat of the music, increase the intensity of your workout by raising the music tempo by one or two BPMs beyond your comfort zone – this will increase your workrate with the added benefit that the difference in effort will be almost imperceptible.
"A suitably motivational playlist can help to 'colour' the symptoms of exercise-related fatigue, like breathlessness and a beating heart, in such a way that they are interpreted in a more positive manner.
"This means that at the point when your body is shouting 'STOP', the music has the power to lift your mood and beckon you on.
"This is why your choice of music for exercise has important implications for how likely you are to stick to a New Year exercise regime."
During the study it was found that men and women prefer different tunes to workout to. Men prefer to pump iron to the Rocky III Eye of the Tiger, but women work out to Rihanna and Lady Gaga.
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The Ultimate Workout playlist
1. Roar - Katy Perry - 92 BMP (Mental preparation)
2. Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo ft 2 Chainz - 100 BMP (Stretching)
3. Skip To The Good Bit - Rizzle Kicks - 105 BMP (Stretching)
4. Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft Pharrel Williams - 116 (Aerobic/Warm up)
5. Move - Little Mix - 120 BPM (Aerobic/Warm up)
6. Need U 100% - Duke Dumont ft A*M*E - 124 BMP (Cardio training, low intensity)
7. You Make Me - Avicii - 125 BPM (Cardio training, low intensity)
8. Feel My Rhythm - Viralites - 128 BPM (Cardio training, moderate intensity)
9. Timber - Pitbull ft Ke$ha - 130 BPM (Cardio training, moderate intensity)
10. Applause - Lady Gaga - 140 BPM (Cardio training, high intensity)
11. Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Ray Dalton - 147 (Cardio training, very high intensity)
12. Happy - Pharrell williams - 160 BMP (Cardio training, very high intensity)
13. The Monster - Eminem ft Rihanna - 110 (Stength training)
14. Love Me Again - John Newman - 126 (Strength training)
15. Get Down - Groove Armada ft Stush and Red Rat - 127 BPM (Strength training)
16. #thatPOWER - will.i.am ft Justin Bieber - 128 BRPM (Strength training)
SOURCE: Business Insider