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Isaiah and Bianca, outstanding trainers at Ezia Human Performance in San Diego, recently put PaceDJ to the test at their elite training center. In search of the best workout songs, Isaiah and Bianca used PaceDJ to set the tempo for their workout. They created circuits of various activities that can be done at a consistent tempo including, walking, running, squat thrusts, “mountain climbers,” and spinning.
Their first circuit started out at 130 BPM, which was a moderate walking speed. Isaiah and Bianca walked on the treadmill to warm up and then decided to increase thier walking pace to 140BPM. It was cool to see how their walking cadences synced up with the workout music provided by PaceDJ. After getting their heart-rates up a bit, Bianca and Isaiah moved to the floor to do some squat thrusts with dumbells and mountain climbers at 140 BPM. All the while, PaceDJ was supplying the best workout songs to drive the intensity of their workout.
Later, Isaiah and Bianca cranked PaceDJ up to 160 BPM, a great running tempo, and hit the treadmills once again. They both seemed to have a great time grooving to the beat of their playlists as they ran. After a while, they moved to the spin cycles and found that 160 BPM was also an excellent cycling tempo. Cycling measures cadence in rotations per minute. In this case, 160 BPM = 80 RPM (the half-tempo). PaceDJ helped make the transition from treadmill to spin cycle relatively seamless, since Isaiah and Bianca’s feet were moving at the same pace on both.
After Isaiah and Bianca finished on the spin cycles, they did a tough-looking core workout, using a “wall-ball.” You’ve got to see it! PaceDJ was impressed with their super powers!
Check out this PaceDJ blog posting to get started finding tempos for the best workout songs for running, walking, and cycling.