Tune In to These Top 5 Fitness Podcasts

Tune In to These Top 5 Fitness Podcasts (Image Source: Shutterstock)

How Fitness Podcasts Improve Fitness Motivation

Podcasts save time. You can cook, ride a bus, or iron your clothes while listening to them. They serve as great workout companions and give you the inspiration to do more for your well-being. If you’re worried you might start yawning midway through, we’ve got news for you. Podcasts are no different than TV series. Each episode leaves you wanting more. There’s even a finale at the end of a season to make things more satisfying. Workout-related podcasts are meant to keep you hooked, and with our top fitness podcasts, you won’t be able to stop exercising until the episode ends. It’s like having a real-time instructor yell encouragement to you, only this one’s more interesting and informative.

Music is an Important and Highly Effective Stimulator. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Top Fitness Podcasts

Here’s the long-awaited list of our favorite top fitness podcasts:

  1. Podrunner. First and foremost, you need a workout music playlist. Instead of spending hours creating that perfect compilation, check out this fitness podcast. It’s free! You can pick your desired tempo or beats per minute and get going. It has remained one of the top ten fitness podcasts on iTunes for ten years. Now that’s something. It’s particularly helpful for — but not restricted to — tempo-based workouts such as running and cycling.
  2. Working Against Gravity or WAG. The next giant on our list of top fitness podcasts is a nutrition podcast that aims to help you stay fit for life. Without proper nutrition, you cannot survive. You can work out consistently and still fail to see favorable changes due to the lack of a proper nutritional diet. In fact, nutritional deficiencies can be destructive and can lower your fitness motivation to a great extent.
  3. Trained by Nike. Nike is a name well-known by everyone in the fitness world. Their podcast, Trained, invites athletes to share their secrets. And it turns out, they’re pretty simple. Besides exercise, they stress getting enough sleep, setting the right mindset, and eating a balanced diet. They also share recovery tips for your post-workout soreness.
  4. Mind Pump. This podcast has over 1 million listeners in a single month. That says a lot about it. It is fact-based, informative, and hilarious — the perfect combo of light and useful. With over 40 years of experience, the Mind Pump Media experts share ways to develop good fitness habits instead of get-fit-quick schemes.
  5. Chasing Excellence. The last top fitness podcast on our list is a personal favorite. This one extends from life inside the gym to life outside the gym. It talks about everything: fitness, diet, self-development, and life in general.

Does Fitness Motivation Matter?

People who take pleasure in staying fit are more prone to stay fit. If you want to improve your performance, make workouts personal. Focusing on what exercising might give you is another highly effective approach to staying motivated. This is extrinsic motivation — motivation based on external factors such as appearance, social approval, and the like. Combine the two and you will be unstoppable. This is because intrinsic motivation is more fitted to serve as the main force behind your determination, while extrinsic motivation works as a booster. You might give up trying to gain abs, but you will never give up on trying not to get sick often or spend some time away from all the stress in your life.

People Who Take Pleasure in Staying Fit are More Prone to Stay Fit. (Image Source: Shutterstock)
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