Creating the perfect heart-pumping workout playlist is a tough gig. Some folks might even say there’s a science to it. And, apparently, they would be right: Digital music provider Spotify teamed up with sports psychologists from London’s Music in Exercise and Sport Group to create what they’re calling “The Ultimate Workout Playlist.”
The playlist (which includes more than a few hits from our most recent playlist) is scientifically designed to boost your workout. So, what the heck does that mean? Well, according to Greatist, the songs are chosen by popularity, beats per minute, style and lyrics. The playlist is organized to warm you up, starting with Katy Perry's "Roar," then get your heart-rate up with strength-training and high-intensity-friendly beats like Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and Lady Gaga's "Applause." Then, once you're totally beat, the playlist closes with slower, cool-down friendly tunes like Lorde's "Royals."
Still skeptical of the science-based workout playlist? Test it out for yourself! (Here's a great indoor workout for you to sweat to if you're snowed in.)
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