How to Use Your Workout Playlist as Motivational Tool

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Different people find workout motivation in all sorts of different places. Some are motivated by their workout goals or new fitness routines, while others use their workout playlist to give them a little push in the right direction. If you’re looking to boost your motivation, here’s how you can do it too.

Song Choice

It’s difficult to enjoy a gym session if you’re working out to songs you don’t enjoy, so make sure all the tracks on your playlist are absolute bangers. If you get bored of them after some time, get ready to make a new playlist for your next workout.

Rhythm and Flow

Some songs you adore simply won’t be a good fit for your workout because they don’t have the right rhythm. Always go for the tracks with an upbeat and energetic tone. Bonus points if they have great, motivational lyrics that will get you in the mood for your workout.

Perfect Balance

Arranging the songs by beat can make or break your workout playlist. The type of workout you’re doing will determine how upbeat the songs are going to be. Music with a tempo of 120-140 BPM is the most popular with fitness lovers, but you can go up or down for more or less intense workouts.