There is an ideal workout music, says Costas I. Karageorghis Ph.D., a sport psychologist at Brunel University London and author of Inside Sport Psychology—but it’s not really a question of genre.
Rather, if you want to be motivated, the best song will be that, that means something to you. For example the theme from your all-time favorite action movie. “When I hear Bill Conti’s ‘Gonna Fly Now,’ the theme from the Rocky film series,” Karageorghis says, “I feel as though just about anything’s possible in the gym.”
But however, you be wrong and listen to a playlist “fast, loud, rhythmical, percussive, bass-driven music,” Karageorghis adds. “It’s particularly good for psyching yourself up before a weight-training session.”
Here you go, check out this cool playlist with music for working out longer and showing better results.
Created by Serge Prisacari.