Motivation

6 Playlists To Push You Through Every Workout

We’re pretty sure you’re familiar with the feeling of getting to the gym and realising you’ve forgotten your headphones. Or the frustration in not being able to find that perfect song to match your mood and spur you on to get through whatever your workout is. 

Leg day needs something slightly different to push day, and push day needs something a little different to cardio. And sometimes, your go to gym playlist can just get a little bit repetitive. Listening to the same songs’ session after session.

Having some playlists dedicated to all your different workouts will get you in the right headspace each session, and stop you from getting bored. 

Let us walk you through a few playlists we’ve compiled for different workouts. You might have to take a dance break between each set, but we count that as extra cardio. 

 

Run Club 

Running addicts will know the value of a good playlist. It can be the difference between a pretty average run, and a brilliant one. It can push you for that final kilometre, or land you a PB. 

Our running playlist is made with our Strava Run Club runners in mind. It combines classic hits, with house favourites, rap, and more. Oh, and whilst you’re listening, join our run club to find your fellow running addicts.

 

Pull Day

Our eclectic pull day playlist will have you enjoying your session so much, you won’t even feel your triceps burning. This playlist has got hits from everywhere, simply hit shuffle and get to work. 

House, rock, rap – everything to get you in the mood for a brilliant pull day.

 

Push Day

Starting with classics like “Push It”, we’ve got no doubt this playlist will get you in the mood for lifting some heavy weights. 1 hour and 16 mins long, it should take you right through to the end of your session, with ease. Try it out next push day and thank us after.

 

Leg day

Because leg day targets so many big muscles in the body, it can often be one of the most challenging, and sweaty, workouts. So you’re gonna need some real motivation to get you through. Our leg day playlist lends you the help of Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and loads more.

 

HIIT

For these intense workouts, you need a playlist just as intense to match. Our cardio playlist is perfect for HIIT, with upbeat pop favourite and house hits coming in abundance. It’s also perfect for any other cardio workouts, like a long session on the bike, or the stepper if you’re feeling particularly ambitious. 

This one is also great for when you’re feeling ambitious and tackling a gruelling full body day. 

 

Active Rest Day

Maybe you’re doing a chilled-out yoga session, or baking some protein brownies to help aide those DOMS, or maybe you’re tackling a rest-day walkWhatever it is, for days that require something to give you all the relaxed vibes, our rest day playlist is here to help.

 

Take Home Message 

Whatever the workout, we’re pretty confident we’ve got a playlist to match. Never underestimate the power of a good playlist, this list should help you out in realising that. Get in the right mood and you’ll be hitting PBs before your playlist’s finished playing. 

So, get your gym kit on, and blast a few of these. What are you waiting for? Hit shuffle.

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Monica Green

Monica Green

Writer and expert

Originally from South London, Monica graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Philosophy. After discovering a love for the gym whilst studying, Monica was drawn to weight training which helped her hugely through stressful times as a student. From writing for a popular student site, Monica developed her skills as an author, writing trending feature pieces regularly. She is thrilled to be able to combine her love for writing with her passion for the gym. In her spare time Monica loves to cook, try out new restaurants with friends and explore new walking trails.


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