Call it your internal cheerleader, your wingman, your metaphorical better half; when it comes to a solid sweat session at the gym or on the pavement, there is no better accompaniment than a playlist of bangers.
Whether you’re on the market for endurance-heavy EDM, upbeat pop tunes or heavy-based rap, when you need to dig deep, we’ve got the playlists to keep you hitting that RPM.
These are the best workout playlists on Spotify right now.
For when you need to unleash your inner Hulk, nothing will get you going quite like this workout playlist. Need that little something extra to box harder, or shave that millisecond off your best run? The hyped up beats from Travis Scott, Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa will absolutely get you to your goal.
Nike Run Club
When hitting the pavement, you can’t go wrong with a playlist curated by the crew at Nike. Designed to carry you through an hour’s worth of running, you’ll bounce to the beat of soul, club and peppy EDM tracks from The Linda Lindas and Sunshine Boysclub.
If you like your workout calm and full of flow, then this playlist is perfect for you. Set your intentions for the day or wind down after your nine to five with this dreamy mix of mindful, meditative beats that will pair perfectly with your yoga routine.
Dwayne Johnson’s Iron Paradise Tour Playlist
When it comes to pumping iron, no one lifts quite like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. His workouts have become legendary and so has his secret weapon—the playlist that fuels him. Expect an eclectic mix of hip hop, rap and classic rock from the likes of Kanye West, 2Pac, The Eagles and Rage Against The Machine.
Gymshark Hip Hop
They make great activewear so it makes sense they know how to curate a banging playlist like this one. This mix of hip hop beats from J. Cole, Pop Smoke, Lil Tecca and Roddy Ricch is literally your jam.
New Wave Rap
There’s nothing like a bit of Cardi B to push you that little bit further. Even if rap’s not your go-to playlist, with the likes of Famous Dex, NLE Choppa, Gucci Mane, Offset and Lil Nas blowing up your headphones, we guarantee you’ll be hitting your max BPM in minutes with this workout playlist.
Sometimes, nothing but bulk bangers will do. Need Salt-N-Pepa’s Shoop on repeat? Maybe some Ice Cube will keep the endorphins high and the effort at 110%? If you need a confidence boost to get you through, hit shuffle and push it out with this epic playlist.
The prime rib of rap beats, this ever-evolving playlist of new music and fresh faces will not only make your workout feel fresh-as, it’ll give you a tonne of music cred. Sounds from J. Cole, Calboy, Roddy Ricch, and 21 Savage will ensure a steady pace and longevity.
A heady mix of trap and bass beats, this up-to-the-minute playlist features the talents of Travis Scott, Scrillex, Migo and Gashi. Need to hype up your workout? This is your jam. Literally.
Run This Town
Specifically designed for a 150-165 BPM workout, elevate your run with hits from Drake, Usher, T.I and Rihanna. Be it on the treadmill or pounding the pavement, you’re in good company with this workout playlist.
Need that extra little push to get in those last reps? Or just trying to beat your PB? Whatever your rationale, the EDM playlist is a failsafe if you need some serious juice in the engine.
Don’t skip the most important part of your workout; hit the cool down on shuffle and let that heartrate slow. With over four hours of blissed out beats, this dedicated cool down playlist will help you rebalance and recharge after a heavy session. Bliss out to silky tunes from Tora, DVNA, leftprojects, and Boo Seeka.
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