12 Oct Change up the music to jumpstart your workout
If you’re going for a long jaunt on the treadmill or elliptical, or a run outside, then lots of kinds of music will do. Hard rock like Metallica, Kiss or Guns N’ Roses might do the trick, or maybe dance music, like Rihanna or Lady Gaga will get you going faster. If it’s rap that gets you moving, then download some Kanye West, P Diddy or go old school with the Beastie Boys.
If you’ve got a heavy day in the weight room, you might not want to feel like you’re at a dance club. Then get a hard rock beat going that will have you ready to squat or bench press to your max.
Here are some good ones to try below, but the best part is coming up with your own music play lists. Put some time into it, just like you research planning a menu or setting up a training program. Another idea is to trade music with friends and see if they have some tunes you can borrow. Or, keep a notepad by the radio or TV and write down the names of songs you hear that would be good to work out to so you don’t forget them.
My essential workout playlist
Guns and Roses “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child of Mine.”
AC/DC “Thunderstruck,” “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell,” “Along Way to the Top”
Rolling Stones “Start Me Up,” “You Can’t Always Get What you Want.”
Kiss “Rock and Roll All Night”
Queen “We Will Rock You/We are the Champions”
Van Halen “Jump,” “Right Now”
Ozzy Osbourne “Crazy Train”
Foo Fighters “Learn to Fly”
And, of course, from “Rocky” … Survivor “Eye of the Tiger”
For some newer rock and roll, try listening to The Killers