It's no secret that the right kind of music can help you exercise: it can assist everything from synchronising your steps to galvanizing you to push past your physical limits. But first you need a good, solid playlist. The following infographic from fitness app maker sworkit explains what you should be looking for across a variety of exercise rituals and disciplines.
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Okay, so some of the suggested tracks are an acquired taste with a strong focus on pop — but it shouldn't be too difficult to find tunes with a similar beat that match your genre of choice. The infographic also includes basic advice on the type of music that suits specific workouts — from strength training to cardio. If you're still stumped for ideas, you can find additional song suggestions over at our Ask The Readers post on this very topic.
This article has been updated since its original publication.