10/24/2006

How To Make A Workout Mix

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

There’s nothing worse than coming to a slow ballad when you’re in the middle of running fast during your interval training. It can throw you off. If you want to make a workout mix to put on your iPod to make your workouts easier, there is a new product out there that can help you do just that.

It looks like it only works with Macintosh computers, so if you have a PC, you’re out of luck. The way it works is that it analyzes your music on iTunes and calculates the BPM of the music, which lets you choose songs based on BPM. Here are some tips on BPM levels for workouts:

  • Less than 115 BPM for Yoga and warmup stretches

  • 115-120 BPM for walking

  • 120-180 BPM for running

If you don’t have a Macintosh, you can use this online beat counter.

DJ BPM Counter

Play your song, and click the key to the beat. It will calculate the BPM for you. It’s a lot more labor intensive than Tangerine, but it gets the job done for free.

No matter what you do, you can make your workout a little easier with music. I love upbeat songs with a high BPM because they get my feet moving. Try this and see if you can make your workout a little easier.

Via: Tangerine beta – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

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