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3 music apps to motivate you for your workout



“Pump up the beat and push yourself harder!” “

There are days when holding a plank position for more than 10 seconds becomes a feat and days when holding a plank for a minute seems like a snap. The difference between the two can be attributed to several factors: food intake, sleep, lethargy, not enough rest, motivation (or lack if there is one), and good music! It’s true, music is an important factor in motivating us to perform a particular activity. For example, when I do yoga, I prefer calm, soothing music to help me hold a pose for a few seconds longer. On the other hand, with weight training or CrossFit, I prefer epic pop. The reason is simple: Music reduces the feeling of fatigue, stimulates your mind and improves muscle coordination. So during lockdown, since we can’t go to the gym to pump up, here’s a list of music apps you can listen to to boost your workout from the home routine.

1. Spotify

Famous for its slogan, “There is a playlist for this”, this app has all kinds of playlists you might need for different workouts. They have the ‘Bollywood Workout’ playlist for movie buffs in Hindi, the ‘Fitness Motivation’ playlist for those looking for inspiration and Beast Mode for those who want to unleash their ultimate power!

Pro tip: If you choose a particular playlist, add or subtract songs to suit your preferences before you start training.

Inconvenience: If you want an ad-free experience, you have to pay per subscription.

Price: Free with in-app subscriptions

Download here for IOS and Android

2. SoundCloud



One of my favorite apps for discovering new artists and songs, Soundcloud is all you need for a hassle-free, ad-free songlist. Actually, many pop stars publish their songs on this app. Moreover, if you organize a playlist for your workout when the songs are exhausted, the app will find similar songs and play them for you so that you don’t miss the beat.

Pro tip: Find out the kind of training on the app. It contains rap and pop practice songs among many others.

Inconvenience: Popular mainstream music may not be available on the app.

Price: To free

Download here for IOS and Android

3. RockMyRun



Although the name suggests that this app is only for runners, this app goes far beyond just providing a playlist for your workout, it adapts to your heart rate as well! You heard me right, you can fine tune the playlist in this app according to the beats per minute you want in the song. For example, if you are riding an elliptical trainer and your heart rate is 130 bpm, you might choose a suitable playlist. Plus, you can even increase and decrease the beats depending on the intensity of your workout. This app is really for those who share an equal love for fitness and music!
Pro tip: Play around with the app to familiarize yourself with it before setting it up for your workout.

Inconvenience: If you prefer songs you know and want more control over your music, then this app is not for you.

Price: Free trial but requires subscription later.

Download here for IOS and Android

Read also: 3 fitness apps for absolute beginners

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