WORKOUT MUSIC- WHAT DO YOU LISTEN TO?

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    Jan 11, 2008 12:19 AM GMT
    What are some good tunes to have on your Ipod while you are at the gym, for both Cardio and when your lifting?
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 11, 2008 12:44 AM GMT
    I listen to rap when I'm working out. Normally I don't listen to it much but the beats give me something to pace myself to. Or I have an inspirational playlist with songs that will inspire me to be a better person and work out harder... yeeeeah, that shit works sometimes. Usually I revert back to my "I ain't ever gonna get fat anyway, shit, I'm ready to go home." mentality. LOL
  • helium

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    Jan 11, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    I do the techno music for running and mostly do the alternative music when I'm lifting weights. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 11, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    I actually am a pretty big music person as well as going to the gym, so naturally I would combine the two. So I went through all the music that makes you want to get up and move. Some of it is lame, but at least it will make ya laugh.

    Eye to eye- A goofy movie
    I'm a Survivor- Destiny's Child
    Addicted to Bass- Puretone
    Pump Up the Jam- Technotronic
    Boom! I Got Your Boyfriend- M C Luscious
    Move Bitch- Ludacris
    Hit that Bitch with a Bottle- Khia (my neck my back girl)
    Fuck on Cocaine- DJ Caffine (there are about 500000 versions of this song)
    Gravel Pit- Wu Tang Clan
    Bombs Over Baghdad- Outkast
    Touch It Remix- Busta Rhymes
    B R Right- Trina
    Lean Back- Fat Joe
    Be My Lover- La Bouche
    Living Room- Tegan and Sara
    Technologic- Daft Punk
    Car Accidents- TLC
    The Next Episode- Dr. Dre ft. Snoop

    Hope that helps
  • auryn

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    Jan 11, 2008 2:50 AM GMT
    Artists/genres that I listen to depend on how hard I'm working out. I mostly listen to hip-hop and R/B (Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, Jacki-O, Trina, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake) but will welcome Weird Al and Forbidden Broadway parodies and Simpons songs if I feel need to completely shut my brain off from thinking something is too hard and I can't go on. The distraction really helps if I might be running low on energy; I can usually push through another 15 minutes if I'm not thinking about anything else other than doing another rep.

    I've got tons of music on my iPod so I really just shuffle through and bypass anything that's too slow.

    Other notable artists include The Eurythmics, Roisin Murphy - "Ramalama Bang Bang", and certain songs from Menopause: The Musical -"Puff My God I'm Draggin'" and "The Workout Medley" remind me that with age and a lower metabolism I have to get off my ass if I want my boyfriend on it.
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    Jan 11, 2008 3:06 AM GMT
    I listen to Podrunner (available at http://www.djsteveboy.com/podrunner.html). It's a podcast that provides an hour of techno/trance music for free every week. Every mix is a constant BPM (beats per minute--usually in the 120-180 per minute range) so it's pretty fast and keeps you pumped for cardio and lifting. I love it, and hey, it's free!
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    Jan 11, 2008 3:28 AM GMT
    Skotlake saidI listen to Podrunner (available at http://www.djsteveboy.com/podrunner.html). It's a podcast that provides an hour of techno/trance music for free every week. Every mix is a constant BPM (beats per minute--usually in the 120-180 per minute range) so it's pretty fast and keeps you pumped for cardio and lifting. I love it, and hey, it's free!


    Awesome link, thanks for sharing!

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    Jan 11, 2008 2:42 PM GMT
    when weight liftin I listen to hvy metal like rob zombie...cardio i listen to techno, alot of global groove and etc from centaur music.
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    Jan 11, 2008 3:17 PM GMT
    For cardio, I usually listen to techno like Boards of Canada or Aerovane. For the weights I perfer Interpol Pinback, or classic rock.
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    Jan 12, 2008 3:48 AM GMT
    For cardio I stay with house...my favorites have been

    Jennifer Lopez - Hold It Don't Drop It (Moto Blanco Mix)

    Kelly Rowland - Work (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Mix)

    Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Antoine Clamaran Mix)

    Antoine Clamaran - Let's Get Together

    Daft Punk - Technologic/Oh Yeah (Coachella mix)

    Kelis - Bossy (Scumfrog Mix)

    and resistance...I usually just listen to industrial/glam rock like Manson or Sneaker Pimps

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    Jan 24, 2008 7:27 AM GMT
    call me camp, but madonna's '80s hits + kylie's present ones... esp. "SLOW" icon_razz.gif
  • kinetic

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    Jan 24, 2008 8:18 AM GMT
    That definitely depends on my mood.
    If I'm in a positive one usually dance music, something high energy to make me push myself harder (no crappy house though! -by that I mean 'my' definition).
    If I'm in a more negative mood I tend to go for something darker like maybe Henry Rollins or NIN.
    Funny how anger can push me hard as well sometimes...
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    Jan 24, 2008 8:30 AM GMT
    I prefer the happy dancy faggoty stuff. Vocal house for lifting and good high energy trance for cardio. If I'm really feeling cranky, sometimes some angry angst ridden alternative stuff in combination with lifting can be quite cathartic as well.
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    Jan 24, 2008 8:49 AM GMT
    For Cardio... check out www.jogTunes.com It has playlists set up for specific BPMs based on the speed of your running. They have playlist workouts that feature songs where the BPM sets the pace from warm-up to cool-down. All of them are linked through iTunes so you can buy the music if you don't already have it.

    Usually, I listen to techno/trance stuff for cardio, then heavy beats and drum & bass or heavy rock, metal, industrial type stuff for lifting.

    Also if you want to find the BPM on your music... check out www.mixmeister.com
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 24, 2008 9:14 AM GMT
    For me, I have all kinds of music I listen to.. .some that perk me up (if I need that) and get me moving, some the just make me feel good... its pretty wild some of them.

    I have a number of songs from the 1980's, a wide variety of dance music, some cw (nothing gets me like Joe Diffie's "Texas Sized Heartache". I even have a version of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" which also gets me.... even Handle's Messiah...
  • allatonce

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    Jan 30, 2008 1:35 AM GMT
    Right now I've been listening to the Fratellis, gets me energized and in a great mood.
  • EricLA

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    Jan 30, 2008 1:47 AM GMT
    I have a mixture of everything on my iPod Shuffle (dedicated to my workout playlist). Here's a sampling of the ones I've been listening to most recently:

    "Starlight" and "Map of the Problematique" by Muse

    A lot of Killers and Coldplay songs

    "Love Stoned" by Justin Timberlake

    "Holding Out For A Hero" by Bonnie Tyler

    "We Don't Need Another Hero" by Tina Turner

    "Suspicious Minds" by Fine Young Cannibals (the original Elvis version ain't bad, either)


    Blackjock, I'm always fighting that "I ain't ever gonna get fat anyway, shit, I'm ready to go home." mentality, too.
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    Jan 30, 2008 2:04 AM GMT
    My running playlist changes from week to week, though there are a few mainstays:

    Janet Jackson "You Want This"
    Madonna "Get Together," "Music Inferno (Live)"
    Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman"
    Vanessa Williams "Running Back to You"
    U2 "Veritgo"
    Beyonce "Get Em Bodied"
    Prince "La La La He He He," "319," "Poom Poom"
    George Michael "Freedom 90"

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    Jan 30, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    I just got some new Tony Moran stuff. I've been bouncing off the walls for a couple days now at the gym.
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    Jan 30, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidI just got some new Tony Moran stuff. I've been bouncing off the walls for a couple days now at the gym.


    I love his production...the Step by Step diva by diva remix was ace house production.
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    Jan 30, 2008 3:57 AM GMT
    Lately I've been listening to Daft Punk's album "Alive 2007". Love it when I sprint train.

    Oddly, when I hit the weights, I listen to everything from Jack Johnson to Chris Brown to Alice in Chains.
  • klinci3

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    Jan 30, 2008 4:03 AM GMT
    Put your hands on me - Joss Stone
    The way I live - Baby Boy da Prince
    Piece of me - Brittany Spears
    German Engineering - Maritime
    Fortress - Pinback
    Clumsy - Fergie
    Stronger - Kanye

    I have like 45 songs on my workout mix...
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    Jan 31, 2008 5:45 AM GMT
    Tony Moran remixes and Daft Punk's Alive 2007 are two recommendations I TOTALLY agree with.
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    Feb 06, 2008 12:48 AM GMT
    Great question.

    I do a lot of running and while running I listen to NPR's All Things Considered Podcast, 'cause I'm just that cool. icon_wink.gif

    While lifting, I prefer something more upbeat, often in the house variety. I will gladly second whoever recommended Daft Punk.
  • drakutis

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    Feb 06, 2008 12:55 AM GMT
    I guess I need to break down and get an Ipod.