10 Songs to Change the Way You Think About Water Aerobics

A watery workout will minimize the impact on your joints while actually increasing its intensity.

The impression I'd had about aqua, aerobic classes, and their underwater peers was that they catered primarily to seniors and injured athletes. This is because they're generally touted as low-impact alternatives to other exercises. And, while this is true, having one's limbs submerged also adds constant resistance to your workout.

On the whole, it's possible that a watery workout will both minimize the impact on your joints and actually increase its intensity. To compensate, the playlist I've put together is a couple beats per minute slower than usual. But don't let the pool or pace fool you into thinking it'll make for a lighter routine.

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1. Def Leppard - Photograph - 124 BPM

2. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Speed of Light - 123 BPM

3. Goldfrapp - Ride a White Horse - 123 BPM

4. Janet Jackson - Together Again - 123 BPM

5. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights - 124 BPM

6. Shaggy - Oh Carolina - 125 BPM

7. Stone Temple Pilots - Big Bang Baby - 123 BPM

8. Daft Punk - Robot Rock (Soulwax Remix) - 123 BPM

9. Lil Mama - Lip Gloss - 125 BPM

10. Weezer - Photograph - 125 BPM

mc-dj-2009-sm.jpgMC's resident DJ, Chris Lawhorn, weeds through each week's releases to find the best new music.

You can vote on upcoming songs — and hear the tracks that didn't make the cut this week — on his workout music site, RunHundred.com.

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