Interval Training: A Playlist

Burn fat faster using songs with different tempos.


Interval training is an effective fat-burning technique that involves alternating between periods of high and low intensity. It can be used with a variety of workouts: swimming, sprinting, lifting weights, and so on.

Proponents of interval training maintain that it burns fat faster than a steady-state cardio routine. Plus, the variations in intensity can reduce lactic acid build-up and, in the process, reduce fatigue.

This week's workout playlist compiles a set of songs perfect for helping you power through an interval training session-half clock in at 128 beats per minute and the other half are at 142. In general, interval training dictates that the high intensity bouts be shorter than those of low intensity. So, purists may want to listen to just the first verse and chorus of the faster tracks before skipping to the next.

Give this interval workout playlist a shot, and then swap out songs and tempos until you find a list you love, with speeds that work best for you.

Lady GaGa - Judas (R3HAB Remix) - 128 BPM

Semi Precious Weapons - Sticky With Champagne - 142 BPM

Pitbull & Marc Anthony - Rain Over Me - 128 BPM

Kristinia DeBarge - Sabotage - 142 BPM

David Guetta & Nicki Minaj - Turn Me On - 128 BPM

Linkin Park - Bleed It Out - 142 BPM

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Steve Angello Bootleg Remix) - 128 BPM

The Rolling Stones - Let's Spend The Night Together - 142 BPM

Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina – Stereo Love - 128 BPM

Cascada - Every Time We Touch - 142 BPM

To find more workout songs, check out the free database at you can browse by genre, tempo, and era to find the best songs to rock your workout.

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