Motivational Monday: Motivating Workout Music

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
Click here to see the rest of the list!
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6 Responses to Motivational Monday: Motivating Workout Music

  1. 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.

  2. Steph says:

    I need all of the extra motivation to work out I can get! That for the great playlist!

  3. Heather says:

    Awesome! i love working out to music! Gets my mind off the workout! haha

  4. This is a great motivational workout list! I need to create one for me – it helps with energy.

  5. Katrina says:

    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.

  6. 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.

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