The connection between Music and Sport

In order of importance, there are four aspects of music that affect a person’s athletic motivation in turn: response to rhythm, music, cultural influences and associations. . These music selection criteria help bring many physical and mental benefits, reduce fatigue and increase interest in exercise.

Feedback with rhythm
This is the most important element, including the rhythm pattern and tempo of a song. When exercising, the heart rate and the level of movement are correlated with the number of beats per minute of a song, causing a response to the rhythm.

Music genres
Music genres include non-rhythmic elements such as melody, harmony, timbre, and style. Each song has a certain “personality” that is consistent with your physical fitness goals. The music with different energy levels helps the process of physical exercise less boring.

 Cultural influence and association
Although not as important as the two factors mentioned above, cultural influence and association still have a certain impact on your physical movement. Cultural influence is a trend of a song or a genre of music in a society. Associations are images, memories that a song brings. To inspire movement, you can listen to songs that make you think of physical activity, be it soundtracks, like the soundtrack of the Rocky movies, or you can choose songs where the lyrics are reminds you of physical activity.

In general, the genre of music you listen to during sports activities reflects your personality, your preference for certain particular types of music, and the suitability of your physical activities and surroundings, or your training goals. Considering all 4 factors together with BPM, you can make sure you choose the music you like when you exercise.

8tracks
8tracks is already famous for all kinds of music. Just search workout music, add some description of the genre (Dance, Country, Rock, etc.), 8tracks provide huge music store.

Workoutmusic
The website is full of Workout Music genres, clearly divided by genres, types of physical activity, BPM.
Because it is a paid site, if you choose a CD, you can listen to free samples for about 1 and a half minutes per song.

jog.fm
The site collects user information, has a large database of music for running, walking and cycling activities. Jog.fm allows finding music by movement speed. Playlist long, diverse, Jog.fm offers a variety of music, including classical music.
The minus point: slow loading speed, excerpts of the music “teasing” a very short distance (If not accessible from Spotify)

fitmix.fm
The site offers 4 playlists:

  • Fitmixed: 4 albums mixing popular pop music songs of the singers: Bruno Mars, David Guetta, Beyonce, Rihanna
  • Gymdoll: Mix music of hit songs: Young & Beautiful (Lana Del Rey), Genie in a bottle (Christina Aguilera), Maps (Maroon 5), etc.
  • Ready, set, sweat
  • Last 10 workout mixes: Playlist synthesis

The plus point: relatively fast loading speed, auto-play playlist. The music is relatively easy-listening, popular singer (Avici, Daft Punk, Jason Derulo, etc.). Interface like Soundcloud, easy to use.
Limitations: the function of selecting genres as song tags is not convenient. Playlist is not streamlined.

Beatport
The site introduces quite a lot of DJ mixes of popular and popular songs: Rolling in the deep, many songs by Rihanna, Katy Perry, etc.
BPM parameters of the song only show up when clicking on each song. Another noteworthy point is that Beatport only has music from Dubstep, Deep House, Techno, Electro, etc. Those of you who are not familiar with listening to music can use other websites that have more easy listening music next. .

Run Hundred
The minimalist main interface, Run Hundred based on the votes of the user’s favorite music to give a list of Top 10 songs and BPM of each song.In the website, you can choose by source (Top 40 Radio, College Radio , Clubs / DJs, Workout mixes) genre (country, electronic, hip-hop, pop, rock), periodic, and tempo. Find the music you need, you can listen and vote.
The obvious weakness of this page is that the play sample is very short, the list is quite rigid.

Fit Radio
Interface using easy-to-see, focused icons. Playlist is divided by genre, DJ name, sports activity (Zumba, Yoga, running, Chakra, etc.). Playlists decrease with activity level, from activities that consume a lot of energy, to activities that rest and relax.