Fitness Minutes: (25,782)
11/14/09 11:14 P
I love all genres of music, so I listen to a very eclectic list while I'm working out.
This is my current list:
GIRLFRIEND by Avril Lavigne SUNDAY MORNING by No Doubt MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU by Kelly Clarkson UNTIL YOU'RE OVER ME by Maroon Five BOOM BOOM POW by Black Eyed Peas POKER FACE by Lady Gaga ALL THESE THINGS THAT I'VE DONE by The Killers SPACEMAN by The Killers SPOTLIGHT by Jennifer Hudson GONE by Kelly Clarkson CALLING BATON ROUGE by Garth Brooks BASKETCASE by Green Day VIVA LA VIDA by Coldplay I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE by The Darkness SIN WAGON by The Dixie Chicks KING OF THE DANCEHALL by Beenie Man CELOS by Marc Anthony THE KKK TOOK MY BABY AWAY by The Ramones
I can listen to just about anything. Here is just a few of the songs from the different genres in my playlist.
Rap Anything by DMX,Eminem, Jay-Z or T.I Kanye West-- Stronger, Amzaing Gnarls Barkley-- Run Slim Thug -- I Run Fabolous -- It's My Time L.L. Cool J -- Mama said Knock You Out & I'm Bad
Conutry Travis Tritt T.R.O.U.B.L.E and Southbound Train Rascal Flatts -- Life is a Highway ( or the original version) Everlast -- Folsom Prison Blues remake Johnny Cash -- I walk the Line Merle Haggard -- Mama Tried
Spiritual/Inspirational Isreal Houghton and New Breed -- I Just Wanna Say Damita Haden -- No Looking Back Mary Mary -- Shackles and In The Morning
R&B/Pop Kelis -- Bossy Mary J Blige -- The One, Family Affair and Just Fine Sean Paul F. Eve -- Give It to You Gap Band -- You dropped A Bomb on Me Stevie Wonder -- Signed, Sealed Delivered George Clinton -- Atomic Dog Prince -- Let's Go Crazy Pink -- Get The Party Started remix Pussycat Dolls -- Buttons, Don't Cha Christina Aguilara -- Dirrty, Candyman
Rock & Classic Rock Fall Out Boy -- This Ain't a Scene, I Don't Care Lover Boy -- Loving Every Minute of It Bob Seger -- Katmandu & Old Time Rock n Roll Red Hot Chilli Peppers -- Higher Ground Rolling Stones -- Only Rock n Roll Stevie Ray Vaughn -- The House is Rockin Lynard Skynard -- Call Me The Breeze,Give Me Three Steps ACDC -- (anything) Free -- Alright Now Bad Company --- Feel Like Making Love Billy Squire -- The Stroke, My Kind of Lover ZZ Top -- Give Me All Your Lovin
Hard Rock Ozzy -- War Pigs, I Don't Wanna Stop Marilyn Manson -- The whole Mechanical Animals CD Korn -- Coming Undone
I actually prefer to read much more than listen to music while working out. And I can't do both, unless the music is quiet and soothing and wordless. It only will work if you're on a machine (Elliptical for me) and I know that some people have a really hard time reading while working out, but for me it just really focuses me somewhere else and music only makes me concentrate on how hard or fast I'm working out, which actually makes it much harder to get through it for me. I'm not one of those people who actually enjoys sweating my as* off, I just like the results
Now I'm a little bit different (some would say wierd) but when I work out I don't listen to music. I have comedy stuff on my mini I-Pod. Blue Collar Comedy Tour, an evangilist/comic named Mike Warnke. I find working out less troublesome if I can laugh while working out.
Now I grant you some people give me wierd looks when they see me laughing during a workout but to me its fun
crazy by Pitbull, it is a hip hop song but the chorus is a great cardio work-out! and the casper slide. the chorus of crazy goes "now jump up lets get crazy" over and over. so if you jump, great cardio!
Pretty much anything with a fast rythm. I play alot of industrial when I work out. Industrial has a consistent stompy beat, perfect IMO(even though I do belly dance fitness, haha)
For anyone into that kind of music: Combichrist, Distorted Memory, Angelspit, Assemblage 23, Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy, Psyclon 9, Grendel, Wumpscut, KMFMDM, Agonoize....could go on and on...but my tot fell for a nap and taking this time to go excercise.
So I have a weird rule for myself. Certain songs are my "work it hard" songs. So that means when those songs come up on my playlist I have to work hard. If I'm running that means hold a fast pace for the entire length of the song. If i'm on an ellitical or bike, turn up the restistance and go fast for that whole song... That being said, my "work it hard" songs right now are Jai Ho from the Slumdog millionaire soundtrack and Circus by Britney Spears.
It used to be Lady Gaga- Poker face but i'm sort of over that song.
There's an Australian band by the name of Sick Puppies that has a few songs that definitely get my heart pumping. The songs that come immediately to mind are "War" and "You're going down" Here are some links to preview them:
Thanks!! I also have some 80's :o) Good suggestions. Hopefully today I will have a good workout at the gym. Now I need to decide if I should buy a nano vs using my iphone. It's kind of bulky. Ah, well. There are worse things.
Fitness Minutes: (6,689)
122 11/14/09 1:32 P
Someone previously mentioned the Top 5 Power Songs thread, which has a lot of excellent suggestions. Here's a link to it. Enjoy!
I have a two fold suggestion that is working really well for me! First, find a tempo that works for you; my walks go from 110-130. Use a program to test some of the songs you like and see how they fit in (I used Tempi on my iPhone but Cadence looks promising--and works on your desktop). Then create a playlist of your music that keeps you on track. I have a two-mile, 30 minute set that goes: Fuego-Cheetah Girls, Supermassive Black Hole-from Twilight, (the baseball game), Legs-ZZ Top, Strangelove-Depeche Mode, Disturbia-Rihanna, Just Dance (Red One Remix)-Lady GaGa, Poison-Alice Cooper and Pumping on Steel-Billy Idol. Pretty eclectic but lots of fun. I am looking forward to using Cadence to find substitutions as well as develop workouts of different intensities.
Check out the post called top 5 workout songs over at the spark cafe. There are a lot of great suggestions there too. Right now Black Eyed Peas, The Killers, Sugarland and Nickelback are a few favs for me.
Fitness Minutes: (13,457)
1,289 11/14/09 12:50 P
if you like heavy beats and rock music i find that anything by three days grace gets me really pumped up.
I just made a good, long playlist for walking. Sometimes if I listen to something a bit slow I change my pace to match the tempo, so I decided to pump it up a little. I've got Black Eyed Peas, ELO, Paul Simon, Arcade Fire, Erasure, Billy Idol... And of course, you can never underestimate the power of the King of Pop! ;) Sometimes, cheesy 80s music is just what I need to keep the smile on my face.
Fitness Minutes: (15,491)
709 11/14/09 12:41 P
My newest song is Promises in the Dark by Pat Benetar. It really gets me running. I also like 80's dance music to work out to.
Most people want upbeat, bouncy music to work out but I find that my favorite music works best. Music that I know the words and can sing along with is best for me because I just follow the music in my head and I don't realize that its been 20 min on the elliptical! The beat doesn't really make a difference as long as I know the words. It doesn't work for everyone but its worth a try and will save you from having to buy new music. :)
I am currently workout, but I am having trouble with motivational music. I just downloaded Britney Spears, song 3 (LOL, it has a good fast beat) and I love Ciara, but I need other tunes to keep me pumped for my workout! Any suggestions?? I am king of lost. Thank you!!
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