After forgetting my headphones the last few times to the gym I can fully appreciate the effect music has on my motivation. If I haven’t got an upbeat song in my ear then I quite frankly can’t be arsed, especially with cardio.
I thought it was all in my head and I couldn’t actually feel more sluggish without my earphones in but research has shown your endurance can increase up to 15% when listening to music while exercising. Good enough for me.
I always have a go to ‘Cardio’ playlist on my phone and try to change it up a little every couple of months. It’s a bit of a mixture but always upbeat and fast to keep me going. Here’s my top 10 at the mo:
Kanye West – Black Skinhead (major motivator for hill sprints)
Major Lazer & Sean Paul – Come On To Me
MK & Becky Hill – Piece of Me
Toddla T – Beast
Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound
Chris Brown – Beautiful People
Pendulum – Propane Nightmares
Shakka ft Frisco – Rollin’
Chase & Status – No Problem
Beyonce ft Jay Z – Upgrade U
Playlist link>>> here