The Fit List: Stretch It Out

LCD Soundsystem, Frank Ocean, and the Killers want to ease you into the more demanding stuff.

Assuming that you discovered your inner-gym addict with our first playlist: Not so fast. We’re pumped too, but you have to move gently into things.

The next roundup of music revolves around the idea that you can’t jump directly into a workout, as that’s simply unhealthy. Some advocates even stress stretching before and after a session, so this collection of songs could be used in either case. The playlist is stuttered, so that a mild track is followed by a more intense selection. But beyond that the songs tend to build and swell within the course of their running time. Speaking of which, that just might make for the perfect accompaniment to your morning jog.