Four Spotify Playlists To Improve Your Workout With The Delphin, According To Science

Four Spotify Playlists To Improve Your Workout With The Delphin, According To Science

Exercise should be invigorating, challenging, and rewarding. Regular physical activity increases your health, can provide you with greater longevity, and increase your happiness — the benefits are indisputable, considering decades of proof and decades of pointed studies. However, no matter the payoff of fitness, health, and happiness, exercise still comes with its own array of issues that can dampen one’s motivation to exercise all too easily. 

Oftentimes, this lack of motivation stems from reaching a performance plateau. You know when you’ve hit the gym for a solid month and you feel like the weight you’re able to lift has not changed? Or when you’ve biked so many miles and so many times that you feel like you couldn’t possibly push yourself any harder? It’s like that — and we’ve been there. 

Other times, what’s killing your drive to exercise comes from the simplest issue: it gets to be so mundane. When it’s just you, the water, and the lane dividers, there’s only so much serenity one can suffer before you’re counting strokes, bored to tears and accompanied only by the cold sound of water splashing in your ears. The same goes for running, lifting, and everything in between. For the frequent and especially dedicated athlete, the boredom of pushing the same routine day in and day out can seem unavoidable. Whether it’s climbing, biking, kayaking, walking, racing, swimming, rowing, or just about anything else-ing, even generally stimulating activities can get unbearably boring. Luckily, there is a solution: The Delphin. The Delphin enables anybody and everybody to select music to enhance their once dull workout, no matter the activity.

Thanks to various studies, we know that music can play a significant role in improving your athletic performance in both alleviating your boredom and increasing your endurance, and The Delphin provides a way to listen to music no matter what it is that you’re doing. Music that is motivational or synchronized with your exercise is shown to have physical and psychological effects. When a song has a strong, steady beat, for example, you can pedal or run to the beat of the music, which tends to feel satisfying. This may inspire you to exercise more. For example, a study showed that during repetitive, endurance-type activities like running, biking, etc., motivational and stimulative music improved the experience of the majority of participants. Participants in this study reported that they didn’t notice the amount of effort they were exerting and that their energy was improved. The combination of these things led to “higher than expected levels of endurance, power, productivity, or strength.”

Picking music that you enjoy and that suits your routine can help you get more out of your experience. When you’re choosing music to listen to while you exercise, keep in mind the tempo as well as choosing music that you enjoy listening to. A 2010 study led by sport psychologist C.I. Karageorghis states that music can improve athletic performance in two ways: it can either delay fatigue or increase work capacity. By keeping the tempo up, your speed is more likely to increase by regulating and maintaining a pace and regimen. Additionally, music distracts from pain endured during exercise through what’s called competing sensory stimuli, which essentially means it is easier to forget about pain or fatigue when a song you enjoy is distracting you. Additionally, if you particularly enjoy the music you’re listening to, extra endorphins are released, acting like little cheerleaders egging your body to continue exercising. 

To help you get started, we’ve crafted some very special playlists which might aid you in your pursuit of a more exciting workout.

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GO FASTER | Cardio Playlist

Works Best For Activities Like: 

  • Running
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Biking
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Kickboxing
  • Climbing

 

Description:

Constant movement requires a constant rhythm! Keep your body moving with thirty catchy upbeat pop songs included in the playlist. Selected to help you move at a consistent, quick, and sustainable pace, these songs will undoubtedly synchronize with your feet. Overflowing with motivational and light topics, GO FASTER will boost your mood, your performance, and keep your body moving. Featuring artists like Ariana Grande, The Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons and so many more, your body can’t help but move. 

 

Line Up:

  1. Only Human - Jonas Brothers
  2. Sugar - Maroon 5
  3. Longer Than I Thought - Loote, Joe Jonas
  4. Motivation - Normani
  5. Power is Power - SZA, The Weekend
  6. Small Talk - Katy Perry
  7. Ready - Alessia Cara
  8. Thunder - Imagine Dragons
  9. Connection - One Republic 
  10. Now or Never - Halsey
  11. Easier - 5 Seconds of Summer
  12. Just Friends - Virginia to Vegas
  13. Talk - Khalid
  14. Another Place - Bastille
  15. Wanted - NOTD, Daya
  16. You Need to Calm Down - Taylor Swift
  17. One Foot - Walk The Earth
  18. Boys Will Be Boys - Bulow
  19. The Man - Taylor Swift
  20. Julien - Carly Ray Jepsen
  21. Slide - Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos
  22. Dancing With A Stranger - Sam Smith, Normani
  23. I Feel It Coming - The Weekend
  24. Boyfriend - Ariana Grande, Social House
  25. The Way - Ariana Grande, Mac Miller
  26. Okay Okay - Alessia Cara
  27. I Don’t Care - Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber
  28. Cut To The Feeling - Carly Rae Jepsen
  29. 2/14 - The Band Camino
  30. Never Be the Same - Camila Cabello

 


GO OUTSIDE | Adventure Playlist

 

Works Best For Activities Like:

  • Open Water Swimming
  • Paddle-boarding 
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Wake-boarding
  • Jet Skiing

 

Description:

You must be a little adventurous! If you regularly find yourself out on the open water, paddle-boarding, kayaking, surfing, or anything in between, this playlist full of epic and inspiring tunes will enhance the heck out of your time on the water. Explore your inner mind and the world around you with GO OUTSIDE, a playlist of 30 tracks tailored specifically for you. Including pop-rock artists like American Authors, The Lumineers, and Ben Rector, your experiences will have the most exciting and energizing soundtrack.

 

Line Up:

  1. Brand New - Ben Rector
  2. Summertime - The Mowgli’s
  3. I Lived - OneRepublic
  4. Best Day of My Life - American Authors
  5. Keep Your Eyes Open - NeedToBreathe
  6. On Top Of The World - Imagine Dragons
  7. Let It Out - Switchfoot 
  8. Go Big or Go Home - American Authors
  9. Believer - American Authors
  10. Favorite Song - Ben Rector
  11. Follow You - Ben Rector
  12. The Man I Want To Be - Jake Scott
  13. What We Live For - American Authors
  14. Pompeii - Bastille
  15. Dancing in the Dawn - Jake Scott
  16. I’m Good - The Mowgli’s
  17. Back Home - Andy Grammer
  18. Gone, Gone, Gone - Phillip Phillips
  19. Home - Phillip Phillips
  20. Unpack Your Heart - Phillip Phillips
  21. It’s Time - Imagine Dragons
  22. Drive By - Train
  23. Never Gonna Let You Down - Colbie Caillat
  24. Be Okay - Oh Honey
  25. Little Talks - Of Monsters & Men
  26. Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
  27. Wake Me Up - Avicii
  28. Ho Hey - The Lumineers
  29. Bright - Echosmith
  30. I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons

 


GET STRONGER | Weight Training Playlist

 

Works Best For Activities Like: 

  • Weight Lifting
  • Crossfit
  • Stair Climbing
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • High-Intensity Interval Training
  • Triathlon training

 

Description:

Activate and unleash your inner beast with the powerful tempo and motivated lyrics of Drake, Post Malone, Meek Mill and so many more. These tracks will push your adrenaline through the roof, helping you to run faster, lift more, and get stronger. This hip-hop heavy queue is full of beats that will entrance you and lyrics that will inspire you. Whether you’re pumping iron or beating the pavement, you’ll have the energy and drive to push yourself to your absolute limits. 

 

Line Up:

  1. Stronger - Kanye West
  2. Remember the Name - Fort Minor, Styles of Beyond
  3. Hustlin’ - Rick Ross
  4. Push It - Rick Ross
  5. Wow. - Post Malone
  6. Goodbyes - Post Malone, Young Thug
  7. Wish Wish - DJ Khaled, Cardi B, 21 Savage
  8. Celebrate - DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, Post Malone
  9. Weather the Storm - DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Lil Baby
  10. Heart of A Champion - Nelly, Lincoln University Choir
  11. Spida Man - Nelly
  12. Work Hard, Play Hard - Wiz Khalifa 
  13. Money in the Grave - Drake, Rick Ross
  14. Moves - Big Sean
  15. Nonstop - Drake
  16. I’m Upset - Drake
  17. The London - Young Thug, J. Cole, Travis Scott
  18. Going Bad - Meek Mill, Drake
  19. No Role Modelz - J. Cole
  20. Kevin’s Heart - J. Cole
  21. Dollar & A Dream III - J. Cole
  22. Rise & Shine - J. Cole
  23. A Lot - 21 Savage
  24. 100 Bands - Mustard, Quavo, 21 Savage, YG, Meek Mill
  25. Taste - Tyga, OFfset
  26. Do Yo Dance - YG, Kamaiya, RJ, Mitch, Ty Dolla $ign
  27. God’s Plan - Drake
  28. DNA - Kendrick Lamar
  29. Praise the Lord - A$AP Rocky, Skepta
  30. Power - Kanye West

 


COOL DOWN | Relaxation Playlist

Works Best For Activities Like: 

  • Yoga
  • Walking
  • Stretching
  • Relaxing
  • Hot tubbing
  • Unwinding



Description:

You’ve finished your workout; you’re sweaty and tired and you can already feel the soreness that awaits you the following day creeping in. An important step we can oftentimes miss in your daily exercise regimen is the COOL DOWN. Slow and mellow, these 30 tracks consist of artists like Khalid, Miley Cyrus, Bazzi, and others. Whether you’re stretching, taking a cool-down lap, or unwinding in a bath, plug your headphones in, close your eyes, and let the following tracks relax and soothe your exhausted muscles and mind. 

 

Line Up:

  1. Floating - Alina Baraz, Khalid
  2. Remember Me - UMI
  3. Falling for U - Peachy!
  4. Best Part - Daniel Caesar, H.E.R.
  5. Lucky - Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat
  6. Honey - Kehlani
  7. Flaming Hot Cheetos - Clairo
  8. Feelings - Lauv
  9. Prom - SZA
  10. Sober - Childish Gambino
  11. Sunflower - Post Malone, Swae Lee
  12. The Bones - Maren Morrison, Hozier
  13. Lover - Taylor Swift
  14. EX - Kiana Lede
  15. I.F.L.Y. - Bazzi
  16. I Forgot That You Existed - Taylor Swift
  17. Malibu - Miley Cyrus
  18. Walk Me Home - P!nk
  19. I Like Me Better - Lauv
  20. Redbone - Childish Gambino
  21. Circles - Post Malone
  22. Mine - Bazzi
  23. Eastside - Halsey, Khalid, Benny Blanco
  24. Young Dumb & Broke - Khalid
  25. Imported - Jessie Reyez, JRM
  26. Show Love - Kiana Lede
  27. My Bad - Khalid
  28. 10,000 Hours - Dan & Shay, Justin Bieber
  29. Attention - Charlie Puth
  30. Lost in Japan - Shawn Mendez


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