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A Calorie-Torching Interval Playlist


We all know interval workouts are better at torching calories and burning fat than steady state cardio (want to know why? click here), and it’s easy to execute when you’re on a cardio machine at the gym. Just choose the interval setting or create your own interval workout by varying the speed, incline, and/or resistance on your machine and Keep your eye on the timer. But what about when you take your run or ride outside? It’s hard to know just how hard to push yourself to go from, say a rate of perceived exertion (RPE) of 3 to an RPE of 8, and how long to maintain your pace once you get there. 

To take the guesswork out of your next outdoor interval workout, DJ Kiss has created this upbeat playlist to keep you entertained and on a perfect pace. Upload this playlist to your iPod and you’ll be ready to blast fat fast!

Beyoncé – Love on Top – 94 BPM

Karmin - Broken Hearted (R3hab Remix) – 128 BPM (currently not available on iTunes or Amazon)

Sean Paul feautring Alexis Jordan - Got 2 Luv U – 92 BPM

Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull - Dance Again – 128  BPM

Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be – 92 BPM

Madonna - Girl Gone Wild (Avicii Remix) – 132 BPM

Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe - We Are Young – 92 BPM

Pitbull - Back In Time – 127 BPM

Justin Bieber - Boyfriend – 97 BPM

Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo - Let's Go -128 BPM

Don’t forget to cool it down with a favorite slow song! What’s on your workout playlist right now? Which songs really motivate you to hit it hard? Please share in the comments below!

As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.



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