A little audio assistance can go a long way during your workout, whether you want a little adrenaline rush or just need the motivation to keep going. A 2020 meta-analysis of 139 previously published studies published in Psychological bulletin found that music can encourage positive emotions about your workout and make your workout less difficult, even when you train at the same intensity.
However, any fine-tuned playlist requires great headphones for that music to be readily available, and your everyday earbuds may not be the best for a workout. Ideally, you want waterproof ones that won’t get boggy and cinematic after about an hour of sweating, won̵
To get a glimpse of where to shop, we asked a dozen fitness instructors, coaches, and coaches which earbuds and over-the-ear options they recommend specifically for exercise and exercise. Here are the best workout headphones for the people who would know.
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