Test your limits and amp up your strength training with a little sonic encouragement from Jay Z, The Glitch Mob, and more
There are two keys to building a great strength training playlist: turning down the tempo and turning up the intensity. The tempo matters because you're going to doing fewer reps—and moving slower—than in a cardio routine. The intensity matters because each of those reps is require more from you. So in this playlist, we've collected 10 recent tracks that fit these two criteria exactly.
Rap is the dominant force in this beats per minute (BPM) range, so you'll find a handful of hip-hop hits below—along with a pair of posse cuts featuring Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake. Elsewhere, there are rock tracks with big beats from Bastille and Panic! at the Disco. Lastly, electronic fans can check out a scorching club tune from The Glitch Mob and a collaboration featuring Jay Z and Baauer (of "Harlem Shake" fame.)
On the whole, the playlist provides consistent tempos and unwavering drive, but—within those constraints—there's still plenty of variety. Ideally, this combo should keep you both motivated and interested during your toughest workouts. When you're ready to yourself to the test, you'll find loads of support below.
Just Blaze, Baauer & Jay Z - Higher - 75 BPM
Bastille - Flaws - 72 BPM
Flo Rida, Sage the Gemini & Lookas - GDFR - 73 BPM
Panic! at the Disco - This Is Gospel - 78 BPM
Kevin Gates & August Alsina - I Don't Get Tired (#IDGT) - 70 BPM
T.I. - Go Get It - 76 BPM
Mike Will Made-It, Miley Cyrus, Juicy J & Wiz Khalifa - 23 - 70 BPM
T-Pain & Lil Wayne - Bang Bang Pow Pow - 71 BPM
The Glitch Mob - Can't Kill Us - 76 BPM
Justin Timberlake, J. Cole, ASAP Rocky & Pusha T - TKO (Black Friday Remix) - 70 BPM
To find more workout songs, check out the free database at Run Hundred. You can browse by genre, tempo, and era to find the best songs to rock your workout.