I'm a DJ/producer/musician, but I've also been an avid runner/cyclist for about 10 years now. It was only fitting that since I listen to music while working out, I make playlists that enhance my workout. If I could do it my way, there would be about 15 different playlists for each specific workout, sport and intensity, but this one incorporates a bunch of different genres. You can actually run to the beat; I like when every time you step down you actually hit on the beat. (It's a lot easier on a treadmill!)
I tested this playlist on a run, and it worked out extremely well. It starts off chill for a 10-minute warm up, then slowly speeds up. There's a short, five-minute chill session to catch your breath, then it gets really intense up until a final climax and then a good eight minutes of cool down grooves. It's a diverse and fun mix that can be good for almost anyone doing any type of solo workout for 45 minutes.
- Radiohead -- Idioteque
- Benny Benassi -- Cinema (Skrillex Remix)
- Big Sean -- Dance (A) Remix (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
- Muse -- Stockholm Syndrome
- The Killers -- Mr. Brightside
- The Postal Service -- The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
- System Of a Down -- B.Y.O.B.
- Bloc Party -- The Price of Gasoline
- Gotye -- State of the Art
- DLake -- Hearts a Mess [Remix] (Feat. Gotye)
- Kanye West -- Lost in the World
For more music, check out the rest of the HuffPost Workouts series here.