9 Best Headphones for Every Kind of Workout

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You know that feeling when you get to the gym and realize you forgot your headphones? You might as well just turn right around, because it's pretty much impossible to motivate yourself without the right jams.

“Music is like is a legal drug for athletes,” Dr. Costas Karageorghis, one of the world’s leading authorities on music and exercise, has said. According to Karageorghis, music is a crucial element of exercising because it increases desire to move, motivates us to stick to a rhythm, and distracts us from exercise-related discomfort.

But, in order to maximize your tunes and your gym time, you need the right gear — headphones designed to work with your workout. Not to mention, you need ones that also protect your hearing, since more than six million of us already suffer from hearing loss. Read on to find out which ear gear you should be wearing for whatever workout you're most into. Then, pump up the volume.

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