Warm-up songs generally serve two purposes: their lower tempos help you ease into a workout while their momentum helps you slip into the zone. To provide flexibility, we’ve compiled a few tracks with tempos between 70-90 BPM. They’re ideal for running because they’re roughly half the tempo at which you’d actually run. To that end, they’ll help you get moving. Moreover, once you’re good and loose, you can easily slip into your regular routine by doubling your pace. With the help of these songs, that switch is as simple as taking two steps per beat instead of the one per beat you’d use while warming up.
To vary things further, the list draws from a variety of genres. White Stripes frontman Jack White kicks off the list with a rambunctious instrumental track and pop punk veterans close it out with a track from their most recent album. In the middle, you’ll find a club favorite from Flo Rida, edgy pop from Bea Miller, and aggressive dance from The Glitch Mob. Given the options available, there should be something below that’ll get you moving—slowly at first, then full speed when you’re ready.
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.