Oct 26, 2010 11:04am

scout200 scout200
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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 11:28am

ipsafictura ipsafictura
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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 11:46am

ThriveFit ThriveFit
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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 26, 2010 11:21pm

wedzir wedzir
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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 6:46am

scout200 scout200
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@ 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 4, 2010 5:21pm

gwood67 gwood67
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I have different playlists on my iPod specifically for what I’m doing.

Weight-lifting is hard techno:
Crystal Method – Name of the Game
Black Angels – Black Grease
Pump Panel – Confusion
Prime Movers – Strong as I Am
Orbital – Satan
Bang Wa Cherry – Chin Chin
Soul Coughing – Super Bon Bon

Nov 4, 2010 7:42pm

Bleeblahblork Bleeblahblork
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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 3:51pm

Simi_FIT Simi_FIT
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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 4:56am

FattyBoomBoom FattyBoomBoom
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This is odd.
I love Metal/rock music, a big fan.
but nothing pumps me up like some hardcore rap in the gym.
i dont even like rap!
i find the beat really gets you going.

Nov 6, 2010 12:08pm

IrishEyes IrishEyes
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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 12:55pm

gwen529 gwen529
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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 1:50pm

meggie128 meggie128
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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.

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