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What’s that? A specific playlist designed by an expert on music for exercise and sport?
Yep, it’s true.
Spotify has teamed up with said global expert, Dr Costas Karageorghis, to create the ultimate playlist for 2015, based on each of the upcoming fitness trends for 2015.
The playlist can be broken up into five groups of ten songs each, with each group representing a fitness trend.
Insanity is an intense, boot camp-type workout designed to push its devotees to their mental and physical limits.
“This selection of music is structured to give extra staying power and has the highest average tempo of the five fitness trend playlists with a stimulating 140 bpm that’s sure to keep the adrenaline flowing.
Tracks are selected to contour the participants’ heart rate, with the highpoint reached with Sigma’s Changing, a pumping track at 171 bpm that will keep you revved up to the max,” says Karageorghis.
Tabata is a high-intensity, interval-based workout with 20-second periods of all-out effort punctuated by 10-second recovery periods.
“This playlist is second only to INSANITY in terms of its intensity, with an impressive average tempo of 118 bpm, and is characterised by powerful lyrical affirmations such as “I don’t ever want to give up” and “I’m stronger than I’ve been before”.
3. Cardio Dance
The imperative for a Cardio Dance playlist is that it sticks to a strong and steady rhythmic flow.
“The rhythm of the songs is an important part of this playlist: an easily extractable metre (or rhythmic pulse) facilitates the central goal of expressing the music through movement. With an average tempo of 111 bpm, as well as uplifting lyrics, the tracks on this playlist score highly for danceability and are loaded with musical features that promote rhythmic movement.”