Do you have a few favorite workout songs? Have you created a playlist for a specific workout? These days, most people have a personal soundtrack for exercising these days and the gym is the perfect place to walk (or run, ride or lift) to the beat of your own drummer. Share a few of your favorite workout songs?
- hybrid theory by linkin park for lifting and all of anberlin's albums for jogs -- also, i've found that the rhythm of coldplay's music is very, very steady and helps for longer distance runs.
- —Guest gumby
- Training my taekwondo tournament team, ages 10-45, I utilize music in warm-ups: static and dynamic stretching, sprints, target kicking, low hurdles and plyometrics. My primary purpose is to promote rhythm in body movement, particularly foot work. I play songs with a heavy back-beat like "Disco Inferno" by the Trammps, James Brown's "Living in America", Aretha Franklin's "Freeway of Love", OJ's "Love Train" and a CD full of others. We play them loud.
This is hardly a comtemporary idea -- boxers, for instance, have long used upbeat music while working on the speed bag or jumping rope. I hold a 7th dan master rank and while traditional, sport specific, work is essential I am always on the lookout for new training approaches that are effective, safe and understood by my students. There are new techniques and equipment developing on a regular basis and good i. But it seems that music has an enduring quality. I even use mellow music for meditation, something like Herbie Hancock's "Bubbles."
- —Guest joe nawrozki
Better Than Her
- Matisse. Amazing. So much motivation for running! She just makes you wanna run forever. "I'll do it better than her!"
- —Guest littlemiss
OK Go, "Get Over It"
- I hate the weight lifting part of my workout so this song helps get me through it. It's kind of angry and telling me to just get over it :)
- —Guest weights are boring
Modest Mouse - "Dashboard"
- Modest Mouse's "Dashboard" -- Love this for any stair stepper or elliptical machine interval.
- —Guest mousemouse
- Ozzy! ozzy Osbourne, Crazy Train may be an oldie, but it's perfect for a weight workout in the gym.
- —Guest bradleyK