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Music Monday: 10 Songs For Your Workout

  1. Chris Brown – Love More
  2. T-Pain – Up Down (Do This All Day)
  3. Drake – I’m Goin In
  4. DJ Suss One – Single For Tonight
  5. Young Jeezy – R.I.P.
  6. Childish Gambino – Bonfire
  7. Far East Movement feat. Lil Jon & Colette Carr – Go Ape
  8. Ben Folds Five – Army – Live UNC Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, 9/18/08
  9. David Guetta – Play Hard – feat. Ne-Yo & Akon
  10. Girl Talk – Smash Your Head

All tracks available on Spotify!

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Workout Wednesday: 30 Songs That’ll Make You Sweat

Working out without music just plain sucks, and there’s scientific proof that listening to the right music can help you get a better workout.  It’s fun to keep time with the beat… sort of like dancing for those of us who lack rhythm.   And, did you know… walking or running along to a song can also help you estimate how fast you’re going, if you’ve taken your sweat session outside.  It’s all about beats per minute, or BPM.  If you’re a power walker and want to keep a 4-4.5 MPH pace, choose songs with 130-140 BPM.  If you’re a runner, and you’re looking to go a little faster, say 5.5-6.5 MPH, you’ll want to stay in the 150-170 BPM range.  It’s personal, and exact numbers depend on your height and your stride.

By now you should be asking, “How the heck am I supposed to calculate beats per minute?”  Like most things in life now, there’s an app for that.  It’s called simply “BPM” and it’s FREE!!

BMP APPThat picture is all this app is.  One screen and a button that says “TAP”.  To calculate a song’s BPM, all you have to do is hit the “TAP” button along to the music for 10 seconds or so.  It will do all the work for you.

Given all this exciting information, I’ve created a playlist of 30 songs that keep me running at an average pace of 6.0 mph.  Sometimes a little slower, sometimes a little faster.  All of the following songs are between 150-170 beats per minutes.  And yes… I already had all of these songs in my library before I decided to make this post.  Don’t hate!

30 Songs That’ll Make You Sweat!

150-170 BPM

  1. B.O.B (Bombs Over Baghdad) – Outkast
  2. All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled ft. T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross & Snoop Dogg
  3. Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Jay-Z
  4. Dog Days Are Over – Florence & The Machine
  5. Got Money – Lil’ Wayne ft. T-Pain
  6. Sabotage – Beastie Boys
  7. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake
  8. Clique – Kanye West ft. Big Sean & Jay-Z
  9. Beez in the Trap – Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz
  10. Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
  11. Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
  12. Alright – John Legend
  13. Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
  14. Bloodshot – Jack’s Mannequin
  15. Break Ya Neck – Busta Rhymes
  16. Birthday Cake – Rihanna
  17. Gucci Gucci – Kreayshawn
  18. Jump – Rihanna
  19. I Stand Alone – Theophilus London
  20. Countdown – Beyonce
  21. Power – Kanye West
  22. Black & Yellow – Wiz Khalifa
  23. Pump It – Black Eyed Peas
  24. Dance (A$$) – Big Sean
  25. Best Love Song – T-Pain ft. Chris Brown
  26. I’ll Be Waiting – Adele
  27. What These Bitches Want – DMX ft. Sisqo
  28. Ima Boss – Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross
  29. I’m On One – Rick Ross, Lil’ Wayne, & Drake
  30. Watch My Feet – Dude N Nem

We all have our favorite workout songs.  Tell me about yours!   Simply comment in the section below or email me at thehungrytortoise@gmail.com.

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