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Songs To Listen To That Increases Strength During Workouts

Do you have a workout playlist? Certain songs make us feel more pumped. They're not always our favorites either. A new study by Pure Gym finds that country music actually relaxes people so you probably need to flip it up for your workout. Listening to certain music can boost your weightlifting results by a much as 13%.

The study looked at three areas of weightlifting, the bench press, dead lift and the squat. They asked volunteers to listen to music by a variety of popular artists while doing their lifts and recorded their results. Turns out, listening to music by Dua Lipa increased weightlifting results the most, a whopping 37.93% That was followed by Harry Styles’ music, which resulted in a 35.71% increase. Interestingly music by Metallica saw some of the lowest results, only 8.33%.

Top 10 Artists To Add To Your Playlist To Lift More

  1. Dua Lipa (37.93%)
  2. Harry Styles (35.71%)
  3. BTS (22.47%)
  4. Lizzo(13.58%)
  5. Eminem (12.68%)
  6. Drake (10.61%)
  7. Olivia Rodrigo (10.27%)
  8. Beyonce (9.93%)
  9. Doja Cat (9.44%)
  10. Metallica (8.33%)
  • But if your goal is to increase your reps, you may want to go with Harry, whose music helped increase reps 23.03%. 

Top 10 Artists To Add To Your Playlist To Increase Reps

  1. Harry Styles (23.03%)
  2. Dua Lipa (22.03%)
  3. Olivia Rodrigo (6.07%)
  4. The Weeknd (3.88%)
  5. Drake (3.38%)

Could the reason people are able to lift more during Dua Lipa and Harry Styles songs is because they hate music from Dua Lipa and Harry Styles? Just a thought.

Working out together in a class

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