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01-12-11, 01:48 AM
Science has shown the right motivating exercise tunes can improve your workout. Your heart can beat faster and you also can move faster to go along with the beat of the music. In short, the right tunes can mean it all. It makes your workouts more effective. Do not take out a paydayloan to buy a CD that isn't really helpful, just follow these tips.

The music that inspires you to exercise

There has been proof to show that exercise tunes can be really good for a workout. Studies always show this. A song with 120 to 140 beats per minute coincides with the target heart rate for most workouts. Music also provides a "timing cue" that helps time the moves of a workout to the beat. Movements can be smooth and regular with the right motivating workout music. This will help injuries be avoided. There are even businesses like Hella Sound to customize exercise music to your goals.

Top 100 motivating workout tunes

About 120 to 140 beats per minute in a song is helpful. Typically it is pop or commercial dance music. Though encouraging exercise tunes is incredibly personal, you will find standards across many genres. The readers of Fitness Magazine rated their top 100 songs, and the top 10 winners are:

Justin Timberlake's "Sexy Back"
"Ain't No Other Man" is sung by Christina Aguilera
"Fergalicious" which is sung by Fergie
Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend"
"Maneater" by Nelly Furtado
"My Humps" which is sung by the Black Eyed Peas
"Promiscuous" which is sung by Nelly Furtado
Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race," which is written by Fall Out Boy
"It's Not Over" which is written by Chris Daughtry
"This Is Why I'm Hot" by Mims

See the full list at Fitness Magazine.

Encouraging workout tunes manly men would like to hear

"Eye of the Tiger" is not listed on the Art of Manliness blog which has its own suggestions since the Fitness Magazine top hundred seems like a bit too much "chick rock" for some.

"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
The Almost "Say This Sooner"
"Keep the Automobile Running" which is from Arcade Fire
Beastie Boys' "Sabotage"
"Loser" by Beck

Art of Manliness is where you can discover the whole list. The inspiring workout music you choose does not matter that much. Just make sure you get yourself moving around.

Information from

Fitness Magazine

Art of Manliness