4 bpm-based classic rock anthems for your 20-minute indoor rowing workout
Music makes everything better. Train with these 4 bpm- (beats per minute) based classic rock playlists to improve your performance — it’s scientifically proven! Each playlist covers a 20-minute workout and includes anthems that will energize you to give it your all.
The science behind music and sports
Listening to music while working out may wake you up and boost your mood, but how exactly does listening to motivational tracks help you pull through tough training sessions?
The British scientist Dr. Karageorghis conducted years of research on the effects of music on athletic performances. He states that music is an all-around helper: it relieves you of anxiety and pain while it improves your morale. Consequently, music helps individual athletes find the state of flow in which they perform best, but also groups as it creates a feeling of unity and belonging.
One study found that listening to music during your training makes you complete your workout faster, no matter if the rhythm is slow or fast. With regards to indoor rowing, however, erging with fast music increases your strokes per minute. In general, music leads to higher endurance and performance levels.
All in all, studies show that music can have a positive effect on your performance because it provides a distraction from fatigue and discomfort and simultaneously boosts your motivation and mood.
EXR’S 4 bpm-based classic rock playlists
Rock your workouts. The steady speed of these classic rock songs helps you stick to your pace and enjoy your training even more. All playlists start with a relatively low number of bpm to put you in motion and end with comparatively fast tracks to push you to peak performances.
Save the YouTube playlists with your YouTube account or add them to your favorite music program. We recommend playing the music from a different device than the one that runs EXR to make sure that enough RAM is available.
100 bpm classic rock playlist
Keep up your cadence with Survivor, Toto, Lynyrd Skynard, Buffalo Springfield, AC/DC and Steppenwolf.
|Hold the line — TOTO||97 BPM|
|Burning heart — Survivor||98 BPM|
|Sweet home Alabama — Lynyrd Skynard||98 BPM|
|For what it’s worth — Buffalo Springfield||99 BPM|
|Jupiter’s child — Steppenwolf||99 BPM|
|Evil walks — AC/DC||100 BPM|
110 bpm classic rock playlist
Boost your mood and performance with the anthems of Queen, Boston, Led Zeppelin, R.E.M, Suvivor and Eagles.
|More than a feeling — Boston||109 BPM|
|Eye of the tiger — Survivor||109 BPM|
|Stand — R.E.M.||109 BPM|
|Another one bites the dust — Queen||110 BPM|
|Life in the fast lane — Eagles||110 BPM|
|Immigrant song — Led Zeppelin||113 BPM|
120 bpm classic rock playlist
Exercise harder thanks to Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Scorpions, Metallica, ZZ Top, Kiss and Foreigner.
|Urgent — Foreigner||115 BPM|
|No one like you — Scorpions||118 BPM|
|I hate myself for loving you — Joan Jett & the Blackhearts||118 BPM|
|Gimme all your lovin’ — ZZ Top||120 BPM|
|Heaven’s on Fire — Kiss||124 BPM|
|Enter Sandman — Metallica||124 BPM|
130 bpm classic rock playlist
Make your training rock with hits from AC/DC, Kiss, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi and Judas Priest.
|Highway to hell — AC/DC||128 BPM|
|I was made for loving you — Kiss||128 BPM|
|Top of the world — Van Halen||128 BPM|
|Over the mountain — Ozzy Osbourne||131 BPM|
|In and out of love — Bon Jovi||132 BPM|
|Living after midnight — Judas Priest||135 BPM|
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