There’s no question about it: Music is an essential part of any workout. The right mix can get you feeling pumped up and ready to crush every personal record you’ve ever gotten, while the wrong song can seriously dampen your mood (and motivation). And there’s no more important time to be picky about your playlist than during a short, sweaty HIIT workout.
This short, approximately 12-minute-long playlist will keep you feeling energized and ready to work your hardest even during all those burpees and moments when pushing through that last rep is the last thing you feel like doing. Feel the beat and get moving:
1. Lean On (featuring MO and DJ Snake) - Major Lazer
2. Out The Speakers - A-Trak
3. Pro Nails - Kid Sister
4. Vigiland - UFO
Need a workout to try along with this playlist? Try one of these short, effective HIIT workouts and get fit in 12 minutes flat:
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Krista Stryker, NSCA-CPT is the author of The 12-Minute Athlete: Get Fitter, Faster, and Stronger Using HIIT and Your Bodyweight and a leading expert on high intensity interval training (HIIT) and bodyweight fitness. She currently lives in Venice, California, and is a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
From trying her first push up in college, to teaching herself to do pull ups and handstands, Krista is living proof of her philosophy that everybody is an athlete. She has helped tens of thousands of people to unlock their full athletic potential through her 12 Minute Athlete HIIT Workouts app and 12 Minute Athlete blog. You can find her @12minuteathlete on all social platforms.