I think the key to building a good workout playlist is to pick songs that make you feel good. They might not ever make a suggested list on a website or be something that anyone else would choose, but if they make YOU feel good then put 'em on your list!
2/9/2014 1:52:17 PM
I'm not sure I want a "killer" track..................;)
workout playlists arent just for working out... my job at work is ALOT of very repetative computer work lengths of time with very little human interaction. i listen to my workout playlist in the morning to wake me up. :) later on i switch my ipod to play all songs.
"My" music will likely never be featured on a playlist other than my own. I tend to have a lot of Irish stuff, old swing music. The most "pop" I have is U2 (the bulk of which is from the 80's). I also have hours worth of music so it doesn't repeat often. I think it just has to be whatever works for you, but I totally agree about that last song being the big push/motivator for the end, particular when I was doing C25K stuff.
1/22/2013 12:55:41 PM
I copied all my favorite music onto my MP3 player, and put it into random mode when I exercise. I hate listening to the same playlist over and over again - it gets really boring. I don't exercise to the beat of the music anyway.
This way, I get a mix of everything from ABBA to the Beach Boys to ZZTop, with a little Mozart and Wynton Marsilis thrown in for variety.
9/26/2012 11:11:13 AM
my favorite finale song is 'End of the Line' by the Travelling Wilburys.... really helps me get through that last bit
You didn't mention anything about safety in regards to working out outdoors with music. There have been a lot of traffic accidents involving pedestrians (people walking or running) while listening to headphones. We need to be alert while out in traffic.
I have to admit that the idea of listening to the exact same songs in the exact same order for every workout would get old really fast for me. I like variety to keep my mind distracted and to keep things fresh. Which is why I have an MP3 player with a shuffle feature, and different playlists depending on the activity - I have a running playlist, and one for stretching, lifting weights, etc. Music is definitely a motivator!
Great tips! One thing I like is to have a really motivational song right before the end of my workout to help me power to the finish. One I love is Copa de la Vida by Ricky Martin. All the steel drums and yelling Go! Go! Go! really helps motivate me to finish strong.
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