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Cadence Exercise Tips Using BPM Music And Songs
Let Your Tunes Work For You
If you want to get the most from your workout, try this little tip on how to get your tunes organized to keep you 'up to speed'. Here are 3 tips to get you started.
- Select a target BPM (beats per minute) that you want to exercise at (depending on what form of exercise you are doing)
- Analyze which songs meet the BPM rate desired
- Organize your tunes in play lists for the BPM level you want - or make several play lists with different BPM levels - like one for jogging, one for walking, one for cool down.
Organizing your workout music to a specific beat might sound regimented but on the other hand, keeping the music at a certain rate or cadence encourages you to continue the workout at the same level and is an excellent way to keep your heart rate at the desired level - no matter what kind of workout you are doing.
iPHONE CADENCE PHONE APP
This little gadget really simplifies it to the max! It is the cadence application on the iPhone - you know the commercial - there's an app for that. Well, here it is.
You can increase or decrease the cadence to the desired BPM just with the touch of a finger! Pretty unbelievable and pretty simple.
iTunes Options For BPMClick thumbnail to view full-size
What Are The Best BPMs For What Exercise?
I'm glad you asked that! Here is a list of some suggestions.
Warm up and Cool Down Songs - 100 BPM and below
- Chariots of Fire at 62 or
- Theme From Rocky at 95
Walking Songs - 100-135 BPM
- Billie Jean at 120
- Dancing Queen at 130
Jogging Songs - 130-155 BPM
- Beat It at 135
- Born To Run at 150
Running Songs - 150 and above BPM
- Footloose at 155
- Great Balls of Fire at 168
Great Links To Find Music
Exercise Equipment Available On Amazon
Products Available Here At Amazon
Some Heart Rate Sources At Wikipedia
Link For iTunes BPM setting
Exercise EKG That Shows Beats Per Minute Heart Rate
BPM Calculation in iTunes
In my iTunes program, I have the option of selecting BPM to be displayed (see photos). I then go back in and select the ones that match whatever BPM I want for what form of exercise, and then make a play list from those songs. I then name each play list according to the exercise that I'm going to be doing with those songs such as Walking, Biking, etc.