YOUR PLAYLIST NEEDS TO CHILL OUT

Men's Journal - - THE BLUEPRINT -

The term en­train­ment de­scribes the body’s bi­o­log­i­cal ten­dency to align its rhythms—res­pi­ra­tion and heart rate, brain wave pat­terns, etc.—with a mu­sic’s tempo. So to re­cover from an all-out bout (sprint re­peats, HIIT train­ing, a fast swim) more quickly, stud­ies sug­gest you should tack on some slower songs to the end of your playlist at a de­scend­ing tempo, start­ing at around 80 to 90 BPM (like the Vel­vet Un­der­ground’s “Pale Blue Eyes”), down to 60 BPM (Joni Mitchell’s “River”).

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