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Popular digital music provider Spotify has teamed up with scientists to create “The Ultimate Workout Playlist” — a collection of songs proven to boost your workout based on their popularity, beats per minute, style, and lyrics. The playlist was designed by sports psychologists from London’s Music in Exercise and Sport Group. The workout kicks off with a warm-up song (“Roar,” by Katy Perry), leads into tunes best suited for strength training and high-intensity exercise, and finishes with an easy beat for cooling down (“Royals,” by Lorde).
These guys aren’t making up the science: There’s plenty of research that shows listening to the right sort of music can help improve an athlete’s performance
If you’ve got a Spotify account, listen to your next workout here, or use the player below.
Spotify’s Ultimate Workout Playlist
Note: At the time of this post, three songs are unavailable on Spotify due to licensing issues.
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