If you’re doing a HIIT interval workout
Those bootcamp classes are hard work. If you’re doing squats, lunge jumps, and other circuit moves, you’ll definitely need workout music you can jam out to. “I love using FitRadio. It has great genres that include a combination of new hits with a high energy playlist,” says Rebecca Gahan of [email protected] Fitness in Chicago. “The beats are very important if you are completing plyometrics because you want your clients to complete a specific number of reps within a given period of time, and they will also try to keep up with the RPMs of the song,” Gahan explains. For bootcamp, she recommends staying around 150 bpm on average, while it might dip a bit lower to 130 bpm for strength training. And, if you’re doing those serious sprints, it could get towards 180 bpm, as long as it’s not too distracting or overwhelming. Check out these other tips that will get and keep you motivated to move. Best songs: “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift and “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.
If you’re sweating in spin
If you’ve ever taken a cycling class, you know how sweaty you can get. But, it’s all worth it because the energy is so high and motivating, thanks especially to a workout music playlist to set the mood. And, the bpm will change based on the RPM count, says Erin Moone, co-founder of StarCycle. But, here’s an estimate: Sprints might go up to 180 bpm, average sets might be around 150 bpm, and it might drop a little to around 130 bpm when you’re in the midst of a climb. It’s pretty similar to the HIIT, bootcamp style class format, in terms of the best workout playlist. And, if you haven’t lost weight in spin classes, when you’ve been upping your classes and dieting, you might be making these spinning mistakes. Best songs: “Booty Had Me Like” by Round2crew, “Power of Now” (crystal lake remix) by Steve Aoki, and “Perfect Strangers” (club remix) by Jonas Blue.