Music to Boost your Workout

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Music to Boost your Workout

 

I am a 48 year old male who works out 5 or 6 days a week. I weight train, do cardio, and circuit train. I never do this without my MP3 player. I’m one of those guys that likes to just totally immerse myself in music during my training sessions and let the melody and beats pump me up, getting me into the zone. The right music will seriously get me going.

We all need something to keep us going during our training sessions. The right music can be just the thing for energizing tired muscles for one more mile or one more rep. There’s nothing more motivating than having great music to exercise to

Several studies have been conducted to determine the effects a good workout music can do to an individual during exercise. These studies showed positive results and in fact, several researchers agree that great workout music helps motivate trainees by encouraging them to exercise with vigor and enthusiasm. Those who use workout music to get pumped up tend to train longer since music serves as a good distraction from feeling exhaustion. This, of course, helps them burn more calories and makes workout routines more enjoyable.

Whether exercising is something you love or loathe, the perfect workout mix can help you burn off those calories while enjoying great music at the same time. With that in mind, here are the 10 best rock workout songs, tunes that are sure to get your adrenaline flowing and your feet moving.

When I sent this post over to Neil to publish (he’s the genius behind my blog that does all the techie bits), he decided he would get in on the action and put together 10 of his own workout songs which I have included below mine.

Help us out by telling us all about your favourite exercise songs… Leave them here in comments.

I will be showing you more of my playlists that get me through my workouts over the next few months and who knows, Neil might actually become a regular contributor too.

The following workout tracks are on my MP3 players and will pep you up and keep you motivated through your workout.

Larry’s list

No 1 Purchase Kanye West – The New Workout Plan
No 2 Purchase Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz – Get Low
No 3 Purchase Survivor – Eye of the Tiger (Remastered)
No 4 Purchase Flo Rider – Right Round (feat. Ke$ha)
No 5 Purchase The Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
No 6 Purchase C+C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
No 7 Purchase Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
No 8 Purchase Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
No 9 Purchase Linkin Park – Numb / Encore
No 10 Purchase Black Eyed Peas – Pump It

Neil’s List

No 1 Purchase Warrior – Warrior
No 2 Purchase Lee Cabrera – Shake It (Move a Little Closer)
No 3 Purchase Red Carpet – Alright
No 4 Purchase J Majik & Wickaman – Crazy World
No 5 Purchase Arman van Buuren – Love You More (Vocal Mix)
No 6 Purchase Pendulum – Propane Nightmares
No 7 Purchase Chicane – Autumn Tactics (The Thrillseekers Remix)
No 8 Purchase Layo & Bushwacka Vs Kings Of Tomorrow – Finally Love Story
No 9 Purchase DJ Fresh – Hypercaine
No 10 Purchase Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Remix)

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
8 Comments
  1. baldychaz March 22, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Larry you know I am a fan but honestly? most of these songs would drive me to throw me mp3 player out the window how about Underworld Born Slippy, Prodigy Breath, Prodigy no good for me, House of Pain, Jump Around or Blur Song 2 🙂

    • LarryLewis March 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      Baldy Chaz, Charles … we can’t agree on everything. Certainly not your musical taste.

  2. Yogasavy March 23, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Larry Larry LARRY! I would be moving too quickly through my practice that I would end up exhausted instead of relaxed and calm yet energized! My choice of music would probably put you to sleep. What I like to hear Karunesh, Oliver Shanti, Mystic, Buddha Bar and so on.
    In the end what counts is what benefits you from your practice or workout!

    • LarryLewis March 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      Yogasavy you know that i just sit at your blog, having read your articles, just listening to your soothing music. It certainly relaxes me, but wouldn’t get me quite in the right focus for working my body.

  3. Jessica Mokrzycki March 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Great post! One should never underestimate the role that music can play in so many areas of our lives-definitely when it comes to getting the most of out of a workout. I’ve found it a tremendous help! I have a bit of a different taste than you though I must admit!

    ~blessings

    • LarryLewis March 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      Jessica, love to know what you listen too that gets you through your workout. i do listen to a wide variety of stuff, and so enjoyed doing this post, i will be again. Maybe i should invite my readers, and blogging friends to contribute their top ten.

  4. debbie March 24, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Larry, great post music does help me while I am doing my run. I am a huge fan of Arman van Buuren (falling in/out of love) …

    • LarryLewis March 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      Debbie I love Armin van Buuren ft Sharon den Adel – In and Out of Love, you have good taste!

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