Struggling to maintain the early zeal that you were showing at the gym following this years attempt at getting in shape as your new years resolution? Worried your health kick will be over before it began? Then fear not as online streaming giant Spotify may have just the tonic you need to your fast evaporating motivation with a scientifically designed playlist to help motivate you in the gym in 2014. Hooking up with a team of experts Spotify has today both revealed the tracks topping gym-goers’ playlists across the globe and unveiled an ultimate workout playlist based on the popularity of tracks coupled with scientific analysis of tracks that are proven to make you sweat harder in the gym.
6.7 million workout playlists on Spotify have been analysed to find out what people are currently choosing to listen to in the gym with Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton being the most frequently featured track on workout playlists with Can’t Hold Us with Wake Me Up by Avicii, ‘Till I Collapse by Eminem and Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin following close behind.
But are these the rights tracks to get us in the mood? Well not according to the boffins at the Music in Exercise and Sport Group at Brunel University in London who to help gym-goers perform even better this January have curated a supposedly ultimate workout playlist. The playlist is based on the global popularity of tracks together with tracks that are proven to make you work harder based on their tempo (bpm), style and lyrical content.
Dr Costas Karageorghis said: “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.”
Joey Gonzalez, celebrity trainer, Partner & CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp said: “During a Barry’s workout, an hour-long mix of strength training and treadmill-based cardio intervals, we try to match our runs and exercises to the beat of our music. For example, timing the treadmill sprints to the chorus of a track with a great hook, or playing a slower song with bass for incline jogs, and even matching steady consistent beats for long endurance runs are all part of our strategy.”
Angela Watts, VP of global communications for Spotify, commented: “It’s no surprise that everyone is hitting the gym hard after Christmas and New Year. Combining an analysis of Spotify’s 6.7 million workout playlists with Dr Costas’ research, we’ve created The Ultimate Workout playlist to help give you the best motivatation possible to keep that New Year’s workout resolution!”
Check out their top 10 and stream Spotify’s ‘ultimate’ work out playlist below:
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