ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Music to work out to

Updated on March 31, 2010

Music - The Exercise Motivator!

If you're planning on starting to work out, here's one big tip - Take music that will entertain you! Especially if you plan on running or doing any sort of cardio. So you like the slow stuff? Don't know what good work out music is? Don't worry, I'm here to create a list for you, and there will be more than enough music to get you through your workout, whether it be 1/2 hour long or 3 hours.

First Thing is First

Get an MP3 player to take with you on your workout. Any cheap one will do, but I recommend Microsoft's Zune over anything else, as well as some accessories that go along with it, such as an armband to hold it in, this will avoid problems with it falling out of your pocket.

Now that you have something to play the music, now you're ready to get the music!


Pretty much all of the music from Disturbed will get you plenty amped up for your workout, but here is a small list some of my favorites. Just remember, pretty much any song of theirs will do.

  • Criminal
  • The Curse
  • Divide
  • Haunted
  • Indestructible
  • Inside The Fire
  • 10,000 fists

Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin is my favorite band, who just so happen to have great songs to work out to. They get me past the cardio part of my workout, especially because their lyrics and guitar parts just fit right into the whole "Keep Going" theme. Feel free to check them out.

  • Breath
  • Crawl
  • The Diary of Jane
  • Fade Away
  • Give Me a Sign - Note: This song is slower, but it's a good song to run to
  • Hopeless
  • I Will Not Bow
  • Unknown Soldier
  • Until the End

Avenged Sevenfold

I'm not a huge fan of Avenged Sevenfold, but they do have some REALLY good music that gets you ready to not only work out, but probably kill someone. A lot of their songs are abnormally long, which is also good because it makes the time to go by very quick.

  • Afterlife
  • Almost Easy
  • Critical Acclaim
  • A Little Piece of Heaven
  • Scream


I like to mix up my music, and rap is included. I like Twista because of the up tempo beats. I'd recommend giving it a listen at the very least.

  • Art & Life (Chi-roc)
  • Creep Fast
  • Hope

30 Seconds to Mars

Chicks love 30 seconds to Mars. So listening to them is not only a great workout boost, but they'll love you for it. I have no idea why... They only have 3 or 4 good songs.

  • The Kill
  • Attack
  • Battle of One
  • A Beautiful Lie
  • From Yesterday

System of a Down

System of a Down is a no brainer. They are another band where mostly all of their songs are "workout-able." Here is just a few of them.

  • Chop Suey!
  • Aerials
  • BYOB
  • Hypnotize
  • Tentative
  • Dreaming


Another person who's music is more up-tempo. Some people may disagree, but I think Eminem's music is GREAT workout music.

  • 3 AM
  • Forever
  • 'Till I Collapse
  • When the Music Stops


I was recently introduced to Chevelle's music, so I'm a late bloomer. They have some really good songs to add to your workout music collection. I put in 2 videos only because Josh Koscheck appears in one. So you know it's good.

  • The Red
  • Jars
  • I get it
  • Letter From a Thief


This is another obvious one. And people will hate me because I like their newer stuff more than their old stuff, so I'm not even going to post the music, but you really can't go wrong either way, so make sure you add Metallica to your workout music collection.

Honorable Mentions

  • Fall Out Boy
  • Linkin Park
  • Godsmack
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Panic! At the Disco
  • Sick Puppies
  • Tenacious D
  • Tupac

This is probably the only place you'll see Tupac and Fall Out Boy on the same list for anything. So feel free to bash me to death.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Faybe Bay profile image

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi Nick! It looks as if it has been a few weeks since you wrote anything here. I was wondering why you weren't showing up in my daily newsletter! Miss you, write when you get time. Don't give up. It takes time!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)