Work Out Music


  • Banned

    Was never been into walkmans or I-pods or anything like that before and certainly never listened to music when I trained. However, the bride downloaded some music onto her Iphone and insisted it was great when jogging or training in general. Gave it a shot and have to say its the bomb. Particular when running music makes you focus on something else other than tired legs or bursting lungs. It also certainly beats that farking horrendous rap and r&b shit they play at the gym (they once regularly played that Schnappy Krokodil song). Anyway, am in the process of getting some workout music together. I'm an unabashed 80s fan with a particular love of montage music. Anybody got any particular favourites? My top ten so far:

    The Best (Karate Kid), My Dreams (Hall & Oates), Bruce Lee Story (Theme music), Playing to win (LRB), Heat of the Moment (Asia), Don't stop Believin (Foreigner), Im Yours (Jason Mraz), Power of Love (Huey Lewis), I Can do Anything (John Farnham), All Night Long (ACDC).

    Very old school there but does the job for me.



  • Rocky stuff amuses me when I go for a run, anything to distract form the reality.



  • If your running then anything with a beat is what you need - just choose your genre over that.

    Love an 80's movie, not so much 80's music so can't help too much there - but I would ahve thought a bit of New Order, Aussie Crawl, Pet Shop Boys should sort you out.

    I have my ipod setup with with various things depending on what I'm doing. If it's circuits etc, just lietn to my fave music (rock, old school metal basically) but If I'm doing something repetitive (cycling running) then it has to be something with a steady beat



  • Rage against the machine gets the blood pumping for almost any occasion!

    I prefer the hard metal/rock when I am doing something physical



  • Theres only two genres of music I don't like, Reggae ( especially NZ Reggae ) and Country. In saying that I like a bit of Toots and the Maytells and Charlie Rich. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Anyway, a bit of hardcore gangsta shit or metal does it for me so Snoop, Metallica, Rage, Busta Rhymes, Foos and NER*D get played fucken loud when I'm smashing tin.

    Rancid, a few classics there even if some I don't really care to admit . Going with your theme I'd chuck a bit of Georgy Porgy by Toto, You spin me right round by Dead or Alive, Pull up to the Bumper by Grace Jones and anything from the Police and Hall and Oates. Like TR I like aggressive shit so while this music is awesome for me personally it woulnd't help me get that last rep out as much as the stuff I chose !


  • Banned

    Yeah looking at the list there is plenty of gåy 80s stuff but it does the job for me. Personally I'm not overly keen on listening to music while doing weights. When I lift weights I want to be focussed. However, running is another thing entirely. Music offers a welcome distraction and (depending on the song) gives you a boost along the way.

    Bloody forgot my headphones today so will have to listen to farking Rheannen or Beonce or whatever cråp they're playing at the gym.



  • Like my 80s music too but can't work out to it.

    Prefer to lift to metal, hard rock or punk music. Really gets me cranking. Currently workout playlist has the likes of Faith No More, Anthrax, bit of Van Halen, Metallica, Slayer, Shihad, The Living End etc

    For cardio I can listen to just about anything. Sometimes just watch the breakfast news etc



  • cardio - say no to Billy Joel!! last year before national was treadmilling it each night at the gym. Queen was good and lively numbers that you could get with the beat, but Billy Joel NOOOOOO!! Things where the beat would speed up and slow down good, as I would change my pace to fit and it was much more enjoyable.

    I like older music too, being an old fart - the Queen, Split Enz type era. Think it was Split Enz greatest hits cd 1 that was my best treadmill mover and shaker!!



  • Geez Bart, I'll be lifting weights with JK well before you by the looks of things



  • lol, that's cardio, lifting weights, I don't really care - whatever the gym has going. Hell, I've only just got rid of my WALKMAN, and upgraded to a CD-MAN. That's how much I'm into music...! Last CD I bought (you still buy CD's) would have been, um, Queen's greatest hits, when it was first released probably, or was that a double album...!!



  • Must be a bastard having to lug the gramaphone along to the gym every day.



  • good arm workout winding it each time...



  • definitely some winding going on in here today lol

    One of my mates found her old discman - her 12 year old had no idea what it was. Laughed his ass off when he saw how it worked tho. Not sure if my mate was playing Queen though...



  • I just need to find an old cassette and then i would be sorted with my walkman...



  • I am sure I still have my first 'tape' somewhere if you want

    [img]http://image.lyricspond.com/image/b/artist-bryan-adams/album-so-far-so-good/cd-cover.jpg[/img]



  • If im gonna listen to 80s stuff in the gym it'll be something like The Cars...still one of my favs.


    Great track and out of it video. Cutting edge for those days.

    Actually had one of the lads come up this morning and ask me what I was listening to. They werent suprised when I said Megadeth and Ministry - I must have been cranking away pretty dam instensely



  • Love the old ipod for training music - can set up loads of playlists for different moods, exercises and access them v. quickly.

    Boxing/Punch bag - the only time I'll listen to Rap, it just seems to work. "Mama said knock you out" and I will!

    For cycling love listening to new albums all the way through (currently working my way through Black Keys and Rolling Stones back catalogue)

    For Running/KBs - I need guitar based rock to keep me going - Zep, Jane's Addiction, Rolling Stones, Strokes, Sisters of Mercy, Motorhead, Raconteurs, Weezer, Muse, Ramones, Kings of Leon, Black Keys - all on current list.

    For Floor exercises/stretching I usually go for something more mellow - currently an old Turin Brakes album Jackinabox hits the spot.

    Like to change music and exercise routines quite often to keep it fresh. I honestly think one of the reasons I can go to the gym more often these days is the ease of access to tons of different tracks. I usually train alone so it makes a big difference.


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    [quote name='BartMan' timestamp='1335318731' post='282504']
    cardio - say no to Billy Joel!! last year before national was treadmilling it each night at the gym. Queen was good and lively numbers that you could get with the beat, but Billy Joel NOOOOOO!! Things where the beat would speed up and slow down good, as I would change my pace to fit and it was much more enjoyable.

    I like older music too, being an old fart - the Queen, Split Enz type era. Think it was Split Enz greatest hits cd 1 that was my best treadmill mover and shaker!!
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    Billy Joel? I iike his work but Piano Man and Rythm of the Night don't exactly get the blood pumping. Have just added some music from some of the great 80s films like Top Gun, Kickboxer, Transformers the Movie, Commando and Rocky III. Nothing comes close to the 80s in terms of montage music.

    Tani: Ha ha. My first tape for my first ever walkman was Bryan Adams Waking up the Neighbours. Summer of 69 and All for Love would be worthy additions to workout music.



  • Was a good album that. Summer of 69 was/is an awesome song. Saw Bryan Adams play at North Harbour stadium about 6-7 years ago.

    My first tape was INXS Kick - bought it to go with my brand new walkman I picked up in Hong Kong in 1988.



  • Bring the noise by Public enemy/Anthrax. Guaranteed to increase deadlifting ability by 50%.

    Can someone make Bart a mix CD of something decent ?



  • [quote name='taniwharugby' timestamp='1335418947' post='282745']
    I am sure I still have my first 'tape' somewhere if you want

    [img]http://image.lyricspond.com/image/b/artist-bryan-adams/album-so-far-so-good/cd-cover.jpg[/img]
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    just realised this cant have been my first tape...it wasnt released until 1993, it was a Bryan Adams tape, and the age I got it, it must have been Reckless, and rummaging through my CD collection, I have the above there!



  • [quote name='Cookie' timestamp='1335524014' post='283005']

    Boxing/Punch bag - the only time I'll listen to Rap, it just seems to work. "Mama said knock you out" and I will!

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    Brilliant track for a workout on the bag is Supergroove's 'Can't get enough', just tune into the beat and try and keep up for the duration of the song. Guaranteed to have you sweating at the end.



  • Cannot find that Supergroove track - on itunes. Got me thinking though, I'm trying to get a bit "looser" when throwing punches so funk could be the thing for bag work!


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