Music to listen to while excercising

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  1. liveandlaugh profile image61
    liveandlaughposted 10 years ago

    Does anyone have any suggestions on what to listen to while working out? Or maybe music you have used while working out. I run a little too, so if there are songs you know are good for running let me know. I like almost every major genre of music and open to anything.

    1. carol7777 profile image78
      carol7777posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Any music will work that you love.  Since you love most music...just keep changing it to keep it interesting.

  2. Shanna11 profile image77
    Shanna11posted 10 years ago

    When I go running, I always listen to pop or rap-- songs with really fast beats or beats that match my pace.

    If I'm running through the mountains, I listen to really epic songs, like "300 violin orchestra" and if I'm just running on a track or around town, I'm probably listening to songs that are on Itunes top 100 list.

    Right now I've just been listening to a lot of rap for some reason. It seems a little cliched, but to quote one of the rappers, "it's chill stuff". Puts me in long-distance running mode.

    1. liveandlaugh profile image61
      liveandlaughposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That makes a lot of sense. I find music with strong bass make it easier to run longer distances and it keeps your pace uniform because you run at the pace of the bass line. Thanks for your suggestion smile.

  3. nickshamrock profile image61
    nickshamrockposted 10 years ago

    Breaking Benjamin is always good, nearly all their songs get me pumped. 30 Seconds to Mars works just as well, but they really aren't for everybody. I'd still look them up on youtube and listen to their top ones. Maybe "Closer to The Edge," or "The Kill."

  4. Jules Gonzalez profile image59
    Jules Gonzalezposted 10 years ago

    If I am going to do excercise on my bike I'll put on some techno. If I'm doing aerobics I'll put on some Missy Elliot. If it's dance excercise I'll put Spanish music like Reggaeton, Merengue or Salsa.

  5. classicalgeek profile image81
    classicalgeekposted 10 years ago

    I go by science, not taste, and Mozart has shown to increase energy, workout times, etc. Violin music provides regeneration to cells. And if you haven't checked out Masaru Emoto's work on water (after all we are mostly water), that might be a good place to start if you're interested in the science.

    But if following your musical taste is more important to you than your health, that's okay, too.

  6. ptosis profile image69
    ptosisposted 10 years ago

    Jock Jams
    Mortal Kombat
    Eye of the Tiger
    Classic Soccer Anthems from GB
    Dance music (NOT rave or synth!)

  7. DreamerMeg profile image83
    DreamerMegposted 10 years ago

    How about Fame: I wanna live forever? It used to help me with step aerobic sessions.

  8. TheMagician profile image90
    TheMagicianposted 10 years ago

    I stick with third-wave ska and pop-punk. The music is upbeat and makes me wanna keep going!

  9. webclinician profile image60
    webclinicianposted 10 years ago

    Kenny Rogers is the best. Played it in our gym and I got a complain. LOL

  10. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 10 years ago

    I agree with a lot of the suggestions smile something upbeat. I would also recommend making a 'mixed' playlist. I usually listen to mix of blues, country, opera, pop and metal when writing (hiking or boating), and pop, techno, dance, reggae, type of tunes while dancercising big_smile I love 30 seconds to Mars, good band, btw, lol

  11. Pearldiver profile image70
    Pearldiverposted 10 years ago

    Firstly....... Tell the Truth!!

    Do you REALLY want to Work Out or are you just pretending coz you were hoping to Make Out with a nice bod??? yikes  smile  big_smile

    Consider this then....

    If you've got Skinny Legs

    - then the Bird Dance will def attract any old ducks and maybe a passing hawk! smile

    If you've got a Big Butt

    - Then Queen's Fat Bottomed Girls will work on any body up to 500ibs! smile

    Good Luck mate! Glad I could help! big_smile

    1. liveandlaugh profile image61
      liveandlaughposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      What are you talking about? I'm probably going to add fat bottom girls to my playlist because they do make the rocking world go round. I don't know if the chicken dance would be that good though lol. And if you must know, I actually do work out.

  12. liveandlaugh profile image61
    liveandlaughposted 10 years ago

    I agree with all of these choices so far. It's not like anyone can be wrong. I've never listen to violins while working out, but I have worked out to cellos and it went pretty well.

  13. montecristo profile image80
    montecristoposted 10 years ago

    I like to listen to sounds of nature. To me, a good thunderstorm is relaxing.

  14. rcrm89 profile image64
    rcrm89posted 10 years ago

    Hard rock and gangsta rap.

  15. CyclingFitness profile image91
    CyclingFitnessposted 10 years ago

    Any Prodigy album should get you moving. Especially their earlier stuff.I would recommend
    <a href="">Why Every Cyclist Should Own a Prodigy Album For Indoor Cycling Workouts</a>


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