Going to the gym and working out can get monotonous. The same machines, the same steps on the treadmill, it gets boring. Aside from changing gyms, what is something that can be done to make it a little more exciting each time you go? The answer is music.
Some gyms play upbeat music in the background, which you may or may not enjoy. So why not create your own exercise mix and put it on your MP3 Player or Ipod. Use music with different beats to change it up depending on what machine or exercise you are doing.
Music is a great way to take your mind off fact you are exercising, especially if you are a person who doesn't really enjoy working out.
Help me make a great list of workout music to give other people ideas of music to add to their MP3 player!
Here are some songs that I have on my MP3 player:
Joan Jett - I love Rock and Roll , Hate Myself For Loving You, Bad Reputation Back Eyed Peas - My Hump, Let Get It Started Nelly Furtado - Man Eater Pat Benatar- I Need A Hero, All Fired Up, Hit Me With Your Best Shot KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See ACDC- Son of a Bitch, You Shook Me All Night Long Limp Bizkit - Nookie
I agree- music makes a huge difference! I asked a similar question about
favorite running songs and got some great answers. Here are some others I'm a fan of...
Eye of the Tiger (of course) Black Eyed Peas - Don't Phunk with My Heart C&C Music Factory- Gonna Make You Sweat (a classic!) Coldplay - Yellow Eminem - Lose Yourself The Killers - Mr. Brightside LL Cool J - Mama said knock you out Moby - We are all made of stars Outkast - The way you move
It's on her new album "Discipline"-perfect album title, and even song title, for someone working torward a fitness goal, eh?
I was doing my cardio on bike today, and I noticed that when Janet sang "crank it up," I started to pedal harder. The song's got some great beats, perfect to keep you moving. One to add to you "gym" playlist.
At least for my indoor/at home workouts. I think it really helps, I've actually accidentally done HIIT before without it, I didn't realize I did not have it on until shortly after my workout when I was thinking about how lethargic and tired I was feeling during HIIT. I was thinking that maybe I was overtraining but then I realized that in my morning slumber I never turned on my music. My next HIIT session which was two days later in the week (which should have been worse if I was overtraining because I train 6 days a week) with the music was great. I think it helps me keep pace and power through the intervals.
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