My Top 10 Summer Workout Playlist

Music can really take you there when you’re pushing through a workout. The rhythm, the build, the bass- everything can really work together to take you to new heights! Also, studies show that people who work out to music burn more calories on average than those who don’t. [1] [2] The pacing of the song, measured in beats per minute (BPM) can also enhance your workout. [3]

Here’s my cardio playlist (from a slow start to a big tough finish) for a great 35-minute run/bike:

1. Philadelphia Morning (Rocky 30th Anniversary Edition) 2:22 [Slow warm up]
2. Going the Distance (Rocky 30th Anniversary Edition) 2:39 [Slow but building]
3. I Wanna Go (Britney Spears) 3:30 [All warmed up and starting to push]
4. Evacuate the Dancefloor (Cascada) 3:27 [Pushing!]
5. Part of Me (Katy Perry) 3:35 [Pushing!]
6. Blow (Ke$sha) 3:40 [Feeling the burn!]
7. The Edge of Glory (Lady Gaga) 5:20 [Feeling the burn!]
8. Where Have You Been (Rihanna) 4:02 [This is IT!! Burn it out!]
9. Dancing on My Own (Robyn) 4:46 [Slowing down]
10. I Was Here (Beyonce) 3:59 [Cool down – You did it!]

You can also check out Self Magazine’s favorite playlists here for more ideas!

*** So what’s on your workout playlist? ***

Happy cardio!

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About ChicFitChef

My "deserted island" checklist: a BCBG dress, a healthy & diabetic-friendly meal and a few workout DVDs. ;-)
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7 Responses to My Top 10 Summer Workout Playlist

  1. Kathrin says:

    In this judgment-free environment, I’ll admit to a mix of Justin Bieber, Nicole Scherzinger, the Beach Boys and not just Katy Perry, but the Glee-cast versions of some of her songs. Just because I am suffering doesn’t mean I lose my taste for harmony 🙂

  2. Beth Humphrey says:

    I love it when FloRida comes around on my shuffled list! He really gets me moving!

  3. CNK says:

    Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake (his second album). Pretty much any boy band. Vivian Green for long runs.

    I love music!!

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