For those that love to listen to music on the move, I have a treat for you and it isn’t an Easter egg!
Nope, something waaayy better for the fitness lovers out there (and I know you are, that’s why you’re here). I’m giving away an awesome set of Denon wireless sweatproof exercise freak headphones to a super lucky Ironmum Karla reader, valued at approx. $150.
These headphones are no ordinary headphones, they pump out some serious bass plus they have a 7-hour rechargeable battery, integrated controls and microphones for on-the-go use. I love using mine to link up to my iPhone or desktop via Bluetooth and listen to iTunes or Spotify playlists. I wrote about them here
Dr Costas Karageorghis, Deputy Head of Sport and Education at Brunel University, London said: “When synching your movements to the beat of the music, increase the intensity of your workout by raising the music tempo by one or two BPMs beyond your comfort zone – this will increase your workrate with the added benefit that the difference in effort will be almost imperceptible.”
A suitably motivational playlist can help to ‘colour’ the symptoms of exercise-related fatigue, like breathlessness and a beating heart, in such a way that they are interpreted in a more positive manner.
So to help you along I have listed 6 Spotify workout playlists to get you started. All you have to do is download the program to your desktop, android or ipod/phone (or use browser), set up an account and from the end of last year, music streaming is now free!
6 Spotify playlists for all type of workouts
Running high tempo – 140 bpm (5.30 – 6 min/km pace)
Morning walk motivation look forward to this when you wake
HIIT upbeat and will keep you going til the end!
Gym personal workout music – for the gymrat, this may induce dancing in public!
Time to sweat just because, housework or exercise
So it’s super simple to enter, just leave a comment in the Disqus comment section below telling me what your favourite song to workout to is (c’mon 80’s children) and why and leave the rest to me!
Fine print.. Must be an Australian resident You have ‘liked’ my facebook page (this is where I will be announcing the winner) Leave a post comment below. The winners have 48 hours to claim the prize by emailing me or it will be redraw. Competition closes on Thursday 10th April 2014 at midnight EST. This is a game of skill, entry’s are judged with the most creative winner being selected at the judges discretion. Please make sure there is a valid email address left so I can contact you should you win, otherwise prize will be forfeited. Only 1 entry per person (sharing on facebook allowed:) Samsung tablet not included.
So get creative and good luck!! x