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8 Spotify Playlists for Every Type of Workout

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It’s no secret that music can do wonders for your workout - it’s even backed by science. Studies have uncovered remarkable results in the form of enhanced performance and endurance in runners accompanied by music matching their cadence. Believe it or not, it’s the reason that simply sporting a pair of headphones will get you disqualified at a growing list of marathons and races around the country! 

That doesn’t mean you can’t reap the benefits of blasting some tunes in your day-to-day fitness routine, however. Whether you want to get in a quick few miles or power through an intense bulking session, we have the perfect playlist to get your head in the game.

Here's the best playlists for every type of workout:


BEST CARDIO PLAYLISTS

Description:  Run to the world of R&B and hip-hop.
Our Take:  Carefully curated to stay within 150-165 beats-per-minute, this playlist features nostalgic favorites from icons like Mac Miller and Rihanna.

Description:  Train hard and reap the rewards with a rootsy, motivating mix. 
Our Take:  Featuring rock staples like The White Stripes and Radiohead, this groovy mix is sure to get you on your feet and moving in no time. 

Description:  Make it an epic workout with the best upbeat indie and pop!
Our Take:  Full of grandiose beats and luscious harmonies, this ‘runner’s high’ in playlist form is sure to make you feel like you’re in a running shoe ad.


BEST WEIGHTLIFTING PLAYLISTS

Description:  Get your beast mode on!
Our Take:  One of Spotify’s most popular playlists, Beast Mode is a conglomeration of today’s top EDM, pop, hip-hop, bangers that’s guaranteed to get your blood pumping.

Description:  The best collection of heavy metal, thrash metal, death metal, nu metal, metalcore, djent and hard rock music for a beast mode gym, workout and running session. 
Our Take:  Headbanging legends like Rage Against the Machine and Metallica will take care of any final set struggles and have you crushing those reps before you know it. 


BEST HIIT PLAYLISTS

Description:  Check out Sworkit’s soundtrack for your at-home workout. 3.. 2.. 1.. Begin.
Our Take:  Pop stars like Drake and Dua Lipa energize this playlist with their mega-hits for your High Intensity Interval workout.

2. Hype

Description:  Aggressive trap and bass for the gym.
Our Take:  Bassheads unite! These heavy-hitters from the likes of Rezz and Excision are a surefire way to get you through an especially intense session. 

Description:  Stronger, faster, Crossfit! Motivate your workout, maximize energy levels, get the adrenaline pumping to high intensity electro house music!
Our Take:   Transport your spirit to a poolside rager while getting beach-bod ready with these infectiously upbeat tracks by big time deejays Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, and more. 

These are just a few of our favorites, but there are plenty of mixes of all styles and genres for every taste. Don’t be afraid to explore and shamelessly blast whatever gets your heart racing!

Stay strong warrior.

Maggie Johnson | MME Wellness Contributor

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