Thursday, May 28, 2015

Workout Music

Music isn't always a "must have" for my workouts, but it often helps. Like most people older than 25 my tastes consist of what I liked in high school plus a new album here and there. This post was actually inspired by my purchasing The Pretty Reckless's album "Going to Hell" which I think will do me well when lifting.

I tend to prefer heavy music in the gym, but some stuff I like elsewhere (e.g. in the car) doesn't often do it for me. An example of this is Guns 'n' Roses "Appetite for Destruction". I love this album and it was one of the first cassettes (kids, ask your parents...what a cassette is), but for some reason it doesn't work for me in the gym. I have no clue why as "Welcome to the Jungle" is, or was, nearly a warm-up anthem during football pregame warm-ups.

There are a number of albums I keep coming back to though to give me that extra bump in energy. Here are a few:
  • "Greatest Fits", Ministry's greatest hits album. Particularly the string of tracks: "So What", "NWO", "Just One Fix" and "Jesus Built my Hotrod"
  • Limp Bizkit's "Significant Other"
  • Sepultura, "Under a Pale Grey Sky", Live in London
  • Sepultura, "Beneath the Remains"
  • Pantera, "Live, 101 Proof"
  • White Zombie, "Astro Creep 2000"
  • Slayer, "Reign in Blood"
  • Linkin Park, "Minutes to Midnight"
  • Stone Sour, "Come Whatever(May)"
  • Cage the Elephant
I enjoy live and rough track recordings too and sometimes the atmosphere in the gym along with my thougts are enough to keep me going.

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