Top 10 Workout Songs of 2010
Compiled by RunHundred.com and their 75,000 Voters. Need some motivation to get on that treadmill? Are your workout sessions on the elliptical getting boring? Take your 2011 workout up a notch with these energetic songs.
Dr. Costas Karageorghis, a professor of psychology at West London’s Brunel University. Based out of Brunel’s School of Sport and Education, Karageorghis is a former collegiate sprinter who has spent two decades researching the correlation between music and athletic output. Not surprisingly, he discounts the impact music has on top-flight distance runners. “The elite choose to focus on regulating their bodies and efficiency,” he says. “They focus inwardly, not on music.”
Yet for the rest of us, he sings a different tune. “With nonelite athletes, I’ve found that listening to the right songs before and during exercise will not simply reduce feelings of tiredness, it will also increase performance levels by up to 20 percent,” he says. “That means the rhythmic component of music is almost an analog for movement and decreased energy expenditure. If runners pick the right songs, they can improve their efficiency.”
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Here at Premier Fitness Camp we do so many workouts together with and without music. But when working out alone, many people prefer to grab their ipods and mp3s and listen to their favorite tunes to get and stay motivated for those solo workouts.