How to Create the Perfect Workout Playlist

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There's an art to making the perfect workout playlist. Credit: englishsnow

You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?

Sure, that guy was creating a playlist to woo a girl (and most of us no longer listen to cassettes), but he was on to something. Little did he know he was also giving us words of wisdom on how to best create a set of tunes for a high-energy workout. Below are the seven main components of any perfect workout playlist, no matter the musical genre. (In fact, I find that the more eclectic the playlist, the more exciting—and surprising—it can be!)

Follow these guidelines to craft the perfect workout playlist before your next workout, and you’re sure to stay engaged and pumped the entire time. After all, music—especially the right music—can make working out more fun! Continue reading… —Jenn



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