Inna Gadda Da Vida...Best workout song ever!

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    Feb 01, 2008 2:09 AM GMT
    Only reason I say that is because one of my cardio rules is that even if the workout is almost over, you don't stop till the song stops. It never fails...when I'm running 5 miles and I hit 4.75mils...Inna Gadda Da Vida comes on. For the youngsters, that song is 17 minutes long!

    So my rule with cardio is the session ain't over till the song is done playing...that way you always get the extra push.

    Anyone else got some self-imposed rules when working out?
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    Feb 01, 2008 3:42 AM GMT
    Yeah I'm gonna have to say no.

    I find Freebird to be good when I'm in a run cause that song lasts long too (not as long) and the beat picks up for the guitar solo.
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    Feb 01, 2008 1:55 PM GMT
    in773guy saidInna Gadda Da Vida is a great song for working out...trivia time....who knows what the real title of the song is????????


    Wasn't it a rip-off of "In The Garden Of Eden?"

    While I like Iron Butterfly and this song in particular, I'm actually more of the opinion that the best treadmill song is "Dirty Boots" by Sonic Youth. It doesn't matter how many times it comes on my iPod, I always feel energized when it does, and I always fall into the rhythm of the beat when I am running. Thus it is first on my iPod when I turn on the "workout mix." Not even sure I can run on the treadmill without listening to it or playing it in my mind. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 01, 2008 2:20 PM GMT
    DIng ding ding.....you are correct......I don't know that it was a "rip off"....it was called "In the Garden of Eden" but when sang in a drug and alcohol induced state in came out as Inna Godda Da Vita....and it stuck.
    I could be wrong but that is my understanding...lol...guess it could be Googled...
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    Feb 01, 2008 4:32 PM GMT
    My favorite workout tune is "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys. Always gets me in the right mood.
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    Feb 01, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    In A Gadda is a great tune...

    How about Run To The Hills by Iron Maiden! Yum!
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    Feb 01, 2008 5:41 PM GMT
    Wow..random reference. I love that Iron Maiden song!
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    Feb 02, 2008 1:33 AM GMT
    in773guy said I could be wrong but that is my understanding...lol...guess it could be Googled...


    Nope you are right. When they went to record the song, he was so drunk and high, it came out Inna Gadda da vida. The actual name of the song originally was In the Garden of Eden.
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    Feb 02, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    The greatest workout song of all time is in this clip, about 39 seconds into it:




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    Feb 02, 2008 2:36 AM GMT
    Everyone keeps saying Iron Maden, wasnt it Iron Butterfly?
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    Feb 02, 2008 3:00 AM GMT
    Hey Mike, Iron Butterfly released Ina Gadda Da Vita like 40 years ago, Iron Maiden released Run To The Hills in the early 80s and the band is still together if I'm not mistaken...anybody?
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    Feb 02, 2008 1:02 PM GMT
    I have never worked out to that song, ever, perhaps I must try it sometime. When I want good combination of weight training and cardio I work out to Abba songs. The beat is fast and trying to keep up with them makes for a great workout. When one or two muscle groups are so exhausted I can't lift ten pounds to it, I move on to other muscle groups until I'm left completely worn out. Check out the tempo to Mama-Mia, it's fast.
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    Feb 02, 2008 1:42 PM GMT
    I am a big fan of just about anything by Bad Religion why I am cycling. The lack of temp changes keeps the cadence up.