What pumps you up?
|Oct 26, 2010 6:04pm||
Studies have shown that combining music and exercise gives your body a boost. What jams pump you up when you’re working out?
|Oct 26, 2010 6:28pm||
Haha, This American Life and The Savage Love Podcast, along with a bunch of other NPR shows I’m kind of weird in this regard, I get INCREDIBLY bored doing cardio if I’m just listening to music, I need something that gets my brain more engaged. I have noticed I work out harder when I’m listening to something funny, so maybe humor and exercise gives a boost too?
When I did listen to music, it was mostly angry punk rock.
|Oct 26, 2010 6:46pm||
I must have music to work out. I post a playlist over at the blog every month.
My tastes change all the time, just depends on what I am doing. HIIT cardio needs to be pretty hard energy, but weights have a different pace so I tend to like different stuff on weight days.
|Oct 27, 2010 6:21am||
I do have an Iphone full of all kind of LessMills BodyCombat/BodyAttack and RPM music. All of it upbeat and a lot of it pretty heavy. When I train outside I mostly use the music, when I’m in the gym I usually don’t because of the fact that they have music on in the gym and just at a level that I would have to put my iphone on a deafening volume
|Oct 27, 2010 1:46pm||
@ ipsafictura, I never really thought about that before (getting your brain engaged). I’ll have to apply that and see if it works for me! Thanks for the suggestion.
|Nov 5, 2010 12:21am||
I have different playlists on my iPod specifically for what I’m doing.
Weight-lifting is hard techno:
|Nov 5, 2010 2:42am||
Music gives me a drive that I don’t think I would have by myself sometimes.
Second would be a gym partner. Someone to help push you, and you can push them.
|Nov 5, 2010 10:51pm||
I’ve listened to music which is at the gym so far but it really makes me angry that it’s the same each time. So I decided to use my own and that’s what I should have had before!
|Nov 6, 2010 11:56am||
This is odd.
|Nov 6, 2010 7:08pm||
For running, I like to use Motion Traxx, available free on iTunes and probably other places too – they have a variety of music mixes at different speeds specifically for working out . It’s routine enough that my mind can focus on my running form instead of the music itself, but the beat is consistent and strong enough to keep me moving at a good regular pace. I haven’t tried it for the eliptical yet since all of my cardio is still done outside – I guess that it would work well, but I like to vary my speed so I use a playlist with lots of rock and a little rap. (Ok, a bit of pop thrown in too…) Weight lifting – metal.
|Nov 6, 2010 7:55pm||
Lately, I’ve been relying heavily on Queens of the Stone Age and Deftones. Tool is a mainstay.
A few go-to songs that will slingshot me back if I’m flagging:
Shipping Up To Boston by the Dropkick Murphys
Just Like You Imagined by NIN
Sonne by Rammstein
ipsa, I have worked out to the Savage Love Podcast. It didn’t work for me as I daydream too much when I’m doing cardio. I need to be able to drift out without missing anything. Still, that is funny
|Nov 7, 2010 9:50pm||
Its funny because I never listen to the music that I run to except when I’m running.
I listen to K$sha when I run, normally I cant stand her music, but something about the beats and her funny voice just make running a little more fun.
Oh same thing goes for some katy perry songs.. normally cant stand them, but they work in the gym.