When I work out, whether I’m on the bike, treadmill or lifting weights I must have music. What is funny, is it’s not the ‘normal’ music I would listen to driving down the road, sitting in the office or even cleaning my house. When I workout I need to feel pumped. I need the fast beat to match my heartbeat as I’m working on my heart rate to increase and to burn those calories. I think most people are the same way, that’s why Zumba, Sweating to the Oldies and other dance type workouts are so popular. We need motivation to keep moving.
I found a great channel on Pandora called Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout Radio that is my go-to station when I need to get pumped. It’s hard to keep a fast pace listening to Billy Currington’s Let me Down Easy! This station always has some great music, though parental advisory is recommended ( I have skipped a few songs myself – I don’t want to hear about hoes and such, just sayin’). Some of t
I also found this awesome list of 100 Most Motivating Workout Songs from SparkPeople I wanted to share. Keeping your motivation going during a workout (especially one that you don’t really want to be at) is key to keeping at it.
|Aretha Franklin – Respect|
|Avicci – Wake Me Up|
|Basement Jaxx – Good Luck|
|Bastille – Pompeii|
|Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive|
|Beyoncé – Run the World|
|Bill Conti – Gonna Fly Now (theme from “Rocky”)|
|Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling|
|Bon Jovi – It’s My Life|
|Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer|
|Britney Spears – Stronger|
|Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run|
|BT – Never Gonna Come Back Down|
|Calvin Harris – Let’s Go|
|Des Ree – You Gotta Be|
|Destiny’s Child – Survivor|
|Destiny’s Child – Independent Women|
|DJ Khaled – All I Do Is Win|
|Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky|
I love Black Eyed Peas I gotta Feeling! I actually work out to Just Dance on the Wii quite a bit. I find the music keeps me going and it’s great cardio.
I need all of the extra motivation to work out I can get! That for the great playlist!
Awesome! i love working out to music! Gets my mind off the workout! haha
This is a great motivational workout list! I need to create one for me – it helps with energy.
Thanks for the playlist for the Motivating Workout Music! My problem is I tend to forget I’m not at home and just start singing. Yeah…takes a few seconds to figure out why folks are laughing. Seriously though, great music makes workouts (and housework) go by so much faster I think.
I love having music on when I am trying to work out our just stay motivated. I am going to check this play list out.