What music do you listen to at the gym?...

  • chameleon

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    Jan 16, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    y'know, on you iPod or whatever, to keep you motivated.
    Do you find that whatever you are listening to makes a difference in the quality of your workout?

    a combo of Shakira, Johnny Cash, and Billy Idol works wonders for me.
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:50 AM GMT
    paganurse saidy'know, on you iPod or whatever, to keep you motivated.
    Do you find that whatever you are listening to makes a difference in the quality of your workout?

    a combo of Shakira, Johnny Cash, and Billy Idol works wonders for me.


    Interesting combination........I think it's Johnny Cash that's throwing me here......
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    I don't wear headphones... I listen to whatever's playing at the gym.
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    Right now: Nicki.
  • samasaurusrex

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    Jan 16, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    Yeah. Johnny Cash? Maybe it's the line "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die." isn't that how it goes. That's pretty badass.
    Usually I listen to 36 Crazyfists channel on Pandora, but then I discovered Two Door Cinema Club. It's so dancey and upbeat.
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    The rockin kind
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    Nirvana, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmou5 and Tupac always get me going. But I'll listen to anything that has a good beat I can use.
  • chameleon

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    Jan 16, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    samasaurusrex saidYeah. Johnny Cash? Maybe it's the line "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die." isn't that how it goes. That's pretty badass.
    Usually I listen to 36 Crazyfists channel on Pandora, but then I discovered Two Door Cinema Club. It's so dancey and upbeat.


    Johnny rocks! I think it just makes me happy to listen to him
  • samasaurusrex

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    Jan 16, 2011 3:08 AM GMT
    Johnny does have a way of making a good mood better. Probably wouldn't motivate me, but I love it on a warm, summer day!
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    Metal: August Burns Red, Rise Against, Alexisonfire, The Human Abstract, In Flames, Exhale Inhale, Threat Signal

    Hip Hop/Rap: Eminem, Atmosphere, Classified, dub FX (in a genre of its own), Kanyes West.

    Dance/Club: deadmau5, and any other random techno that's on my iPhone.

    But it definitely all depends on the day. Legs, back, and chest day are usually metal. The others are probably hip hop or dance.
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    Reggaet├│n and club remixes
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    Jan 16, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    John Cage - 4'33":



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    Jan 16, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    Three main playlists...

    Cardio: Chromeo, Deadmau5, Rusko, Yeasayer, A-Trak remixes, mostly upbeat electronic stuff

    Lifting: Lil' Boosie, old school Three 6 Mafia, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Webbie

    Stretching: lots of instrumentals of everything from Blood Diamond to Clint Mansell scores, and then some Mason Jennings, The Weepies, mellow Toad the Wet Sprocket, Bon Iver, etc.
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    Jan 16, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    travelfan saidThree main playlists...

    Cardio: Chromeo, Deadmau5, Rusko, Yeasayer, A-Trak remixes, mostly upbeat electronic stuff

    Lifting: Lil' Boosie, old school Three 6 Mafia, Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Webbie

    Stretching: lots of instrumentals of everything from Blood Diamond to Clint Mansell scores, and then some Mason Jennings, The Weepies, mellow Toad the Wet Sprocket, Bon Iver, etc.


    YAAAAYYYY!!! Another Deadmau5 fan!! Love it! Love it!!

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    Jan 16, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    If I'm going for a run, then something we a fast beat and a good bass - I lot of remix of the 90s available from YouTube.

    In the gym my preference is not to have my music going. However, I find it annoying when you have that person next to you who is grunting and loudly puffying with each rep, then I do put my music on.
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    Jan 16, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    BrizzyBoy saidIf I'm going for a run, then something we a fast beat and a good bass - I lot of remix of the 90s available from YouTube.

    In the gym my preference is not to have my music going. However, I find it annoying when you have that person next to you who is grunting and loudly puffying with each rep, then I do put my music on.


    Well you obviously don't work out hard enough then! Grunting and "puffing" is a necessity while working out. Especially when working out hard!

    When you start squatting 300+ lbs or benching 225+ lbs or deadlifting 315+ lbs, try not to grunt or "puff", it's almost impossible. I don't think you are working out in the right gym then!

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    Jan 16, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
    Mostly upbeat music during cardio and counting. So my feet and hand can follow the thump thump thump beat. But i take it off after a few icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 16, 2011 6:49 AM GMT
    Heavy lifting or intense KB workout: death metal (cannibal corpse, dethklok, some Rammstein, etc.)

    Cardio or lighter workouts: club/techno/house remixes from the 1990s-2000s
  • samasaurusrex

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    Jan 16, 2011 8:52 AM GMT
    No grunting or puffing?! Why, if the guys at my gym didn't continue doing that, I'd probably lose all motivation to go!
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    Jan 16, 2011 9:38 AM GMT
    I listen to lots of stuff while working out. Yoshida Brothers, Sevendust, Deftones, Tool, Opeth, A Perfect Circle, Tech N9ne, Temper Trap, Blue Scholars...

    Pretty much all my favorite music.
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    In the gym where I work out, and usually alone, there is a wall-fixed TV for which I get the remote control from Reception. I tune it in for Magic Radio, a virtual non-stop 1960s-1980s music playing channel which fits my generation nicely.

    It helps me get through the 50-minute elliptical cross-trainer workout set on cardio, and each individual song is a step nearer to the end of a very tedious but highly beneficial hour of my time.
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    My gym has great music and sometimes a DJ. I listen to what's playing.
  • thait3n

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    Jan 16, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    Theres nothing like starting your day at the gym with some Tiesto icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:59 PM GMT
    paganurse saidy'know, on you iPod or whatever, to keep you motivated.
    Do you find that whatever you are listening to makes a difference in the quality of your workout?

    a combo of Shakira, Johnny Cash, and Billy Idol works wonders for me.


    Billy Idol is pretty epic to run along to.

    I highly recommend his songs for cardio.
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    Jan 17, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    thait3n saidTheres nothing like starting your day at the gym with some Tiesto icon_wink.gif


    Speed Rail is a fixture on my cardio playlist.