What Music ~Do you guys listen to when exercising?

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Posted: 04 Nov 2007, 09:51
what music do you listen to whilst exercising
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Posted: 04 Nov 2007, 11:46
Punk, Ska, Rock, Metal, anything with an upbeat tempo.

Ska is my favourite, especially Less than Jake and Reel Big Fish.

Or... anything that I want to listen to intently, like a new album, something that I am listening to the lyrics to because it really does stop you looking at the clock.

Saying that, because i have lost my headphones at the moment I have taken to working out my meal plans and their calorie value in my head whilst I exercise.

The math stops me watching the clock and I exercise for longer.
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Posted: 07 Nov 2007, 09:37
I usually listen to the same music that they play in the bars. Tends to help me keep my motivation up. Smile
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Posted: 07 Nov 2007, 11:20
I usually do some upbeat Jazz or Christian music. It may sound weird, but I've found that a lot Christian music actually has motivating themes like "don't quit," "you can make it," "hang in there a little longer," etc. Real good stuff to hear when you're exercising and feel like quitting in the middle of it. Cool
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Posted: 07 Nov 2007, 12:27
Favorite workout songs for running:

Eminem - Lose Yourself
Pitbull - Feugo
Benny Benassi - Satisfaction (nice and long, great beat)
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey (for fun)
50 Cent - In Da Club (Lyrical Advisory)
Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance (Hilarious!)

More Emo Music (for running off yoru worries in the dark):
Coldplay - anything
Ben Folds (Some has a good beat but still thoughtful,
e.g. Annie Waits or Army)
Natalie Merchant - Kind and Generous
Hooverphonic - Mad About You
Shakira - Underneath Your Clothes
Feist - I Feel It All, 1234
Macy Gray - I try

Cool Down:
Chairman's Waltz - Memoirs of a Geisha (Love doing some coolign stretching/yoga postures to this one)
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You

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Posted: 11 Nov 2007, 16:02
I agree with the upbeat music. Rock is my favorite. I've also found that watching an action movie is very stimulating. To see an actor engaged in physical activity like in a "Charlie's Angels" movie is very encouraging. Time slips away.

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Posted: 13 Nov 2007, 06:51
I like Emo music too like:
My Chemical Romance
but i agree that mostly it has got to be up beat, loud, sexy!! i download a lot of
Kanye West
even the new B.Spears
MAROON 5 the new album
For long hauls, (ie. walking for 1 hour) i download podcasts of THIS AMERICAN LIFE from Chicago Public Radio and WAIT WAIT DON'T TELL ME - The NPR news quiz - very humorous!


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Posted: 13 Nov 2007, 09:20
The Offspring!

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Posted: 02 Dec 2007, 16:03
Techno is great for cardio. It sounds like a person banging his head against the table, sorta like mm-cht mm-cht mm-cht and it's so easy to lose yourself in the mindless repetition.

Then I switch to easy listening stuff when I'm stretching. I can't dance to save my life but it's still nice to pretend I'm a ballerina training to the music I need to dance to.

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Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 17:46
For the best most high energy workout I only listen to ROCKY music
(as in music from the Rocky movies)

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Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 18:50
Green Day, baby!

or Aretha--depends on the mood

Pat Benatar works great, also

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Posted: 02 Jan 2008, 12:49
upbeat is great, but I actually like to either listen to a book on tape or talk radio...I think trying to concentrate on a point that someone else is making keeps my mind off of the fact that I am out of breath and sweating Laughing
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Posted: 02 Jan 2008, 13:27
80'S hair metal, punk, and rockabilly.

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Posted: 02 Jan 2008, 13:59

AC/DC - Back In Black

Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

The Crystal Method - Vegas

Goldfrapp - Supernature

Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole, Singles '93-'03


Push It - Salt N' Pepa (Incredibly motivating)

Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

Starry Eyed Surprise/Sex & Money/Ready Steady Go - DJ Paul Oakenfold

Girls On Film/The Reflex - Duran Duran

Feel Good, Inc. - Gorillaz

Died In Your Arms Tonight - Air Supply

Harder Better Faster Stronger - Daft Punk

Dontcha - Pussycat Dolls

Get Your Walk On - Xzibit

Phenomena - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Icky Thump/Slowly Turning Into You - White Stripes

Another One Bites the Dust - Queen (Cause dammit, I will NOT bite the dust!)

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Posted: 30 Jan 2008, 20:56
The soundtracks for the past three seasons of Grey's Anatomy. The music is very upbeat - even makes housework fun.Wink

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Posted: 15 May 2008, 00:56
Metal or Swing. But never B.Y.O.B. by System of a Down. I was on the elliptical when that came on and it completely messed up my timing. Doubt
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Posted: 20 May 2008, 22:29
Sorry for the cross post, but since you asked Smile

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Posted: 17 Jul 2008, 06:27
I listen to contemporary gospel music and disco. Disco lives!

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Posted: 02 Aug 2008, 08:30
While not technically music, I listen to podcasts while exercising. My current favorites are 4 Feet Running and the Back Seat Producers.

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Posted: 03 Aug 2008, 17:28
Fergie, janet jackson, pussycat dolls, empowerment songs and songs about being sexy. that's my main drive. so...I start it off with a little Timberlake (bringin sexy back, naturally) and ending with "dontcha" by the pussycat dolls.
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