It is a good idea to have special tracks for when you are working out. Playing the latest tunes may be interesting but may not be good for what you are about to do. Get the right workout music.
Start Out Right : – If you don’t make the first track one that you really like, it can set the scene for the whole session. You need to get into the workout as quickly as possible, so don’t want to be stopping right away to change the track. Workout music is often underrated when it comes to deciding what it is that makes a good workout.
Don’t Be Repetitive : – If you keep all the songs relatively the same it will soon get boring. Your mind won’t be stretched and your body will suffer. There is nothing to say that the tracks should be from a particular genre, the more you mix it up the more likely you will work out for longer. If the tracks vary in tempo, it will mean changing speed and pace, and muscles getting a good all over work out. If there are tracks you don’t like, see if you can work through them and if it is a funny track – then a laugh should boost you for the next stage.
Consider the Lyrics : – If the lyrics are cheerful, you will continue through any desire you may have to stop. An ideal track is “I Will Survive” as it not only has a beat that is conducive to working out, but can be an anthem to help you carry on and get to the end of the session as happy as when you started. Who would not smile when they are weak and weary and the first bars to “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger” blast out?
Think Back : – Throughout our lives there are songs that will remind us of special events and times when we are really happy. If you are thinking about good times when you are up all night and having fun, then the pain will not seem quite as bad. The same will apply to sad songs – it is too easy to give in to negative thoughts and if you start to feel down, it may be an easy option to stop exercising.
Pick Plenty of Pop : – Women, more than men, seem to like to work out to a steady rhythm. Pop songs have this beat and for this reason it is advisable to place many of these on the list of workout music. This does not mean that the session will be ruined of the mix is not pop orientated, but as well as the benefits there are a lot of great songs in that genre that are good to listen to.
Think of tracks that will be good when you have finished the exercises and want to calm it down. If the tempo is still fast, it will be tempting to try and keep up with it. It does not have to be a ballad, but just something not as fast and something that you will be aiming towards. It’s no good playing tracks you don’t like at the end as there is the risk that the warm down will not take place in a suitable fashion.
Updates : – There is no reason to keep to the same workout music all the time. Keep in the good ones that energize you and incentivize you to keep going. This selection can include all your guilty little secrets – the tracks or artists you would never admit to liking unless you were being tortured – and if you get caught out you can claim it is all in the name of fitness.