Quarantine Playlist: Workout edition

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 is a great way to make working out more fun and may just boost your performance. Photo credit: womensrunning.com

“[Music] is a type of legal performance-enhancing drug,” Costas Karageorghis, an expert on the psychology of exercise music, said in a 2012 research review according to Scientific American.

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.

2020 Spotify Workout Playlist by SuperFitness:

“Soul” by Ship Wrek

“Wanderlust” by Throttle

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“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

Top 10 workout songs suggested by SELF.com:

“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.”