For many people, quarantine and the pandemic has sparked the desire to workout and get in shape. Activities like hiking, running and biking can act as great workouts while keeping a safe distance from others. One way to make working out more enjoyable is to pair it with music.
Music’s effect on people while working out has been studied for many years and most studies find that it enhances performance. A 1911 study by Leonard Ayres found that cyclists performed better while a band played. A newer study done in 2012 found that cyclists that pedaled to the beat of music needed 7% less oxygen than the ones who were not given music, according to Scientific American.
The next time you go on a run or workout consider listening to these songs and discover which one helps your performance the most.
“Soul” by Ship Wrek
“Wanderlust” by Throttle
“Moonlight Shadow” by Moonlight Shadow
“Believer” by Major Lazer & Showtek“My Love” by Breathe Carolina & Robert
Falcon“Starflight” by R3HAD & Skytech
“The Riddle” by MaxRiven
“The Way I Love You (feat. Cimo Frankel)” by Dante Klein
“Wild – LCAW Remix” by Hugo Helmig & LCAW
“Bang Bang” by Turbotronic
“Spaceman” by GW Harrison
“ICY GRL” by Saweetie“Beautiful Trauma” by Pink
“Run This Town” by Jay-Z featuring Kanye West & Rihanna
“Yeah!” by Usher
“Omo” by Burna Boy
“Thunderbolts” by Polina Grace
“It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls
“The Greatest Show” by Zac Efron, Zendaya, Hugh Jackman, and Keala Settle
“We Built This City” by Starship
KRUA Music Manager Zach Smith-Brookin’s song suggestions:
“My recommendations would be anything off of RIZ LA VIE’s new EP, Feed. I personally really enjoy Tesla and She Said. Another one I have been really listening to recently is Novocaine by The Unlikely Candidates. I also really enjoy anything off of The Baskervilles EP, Champagne Social Club, when I want more rock. Another great summer song is Charlotte by The Kite Machine.”