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Inspirational/Workout Music

KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
edited October 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
So a workout buddy of mine has decided to get a ipod shuffle to listen to music while working out. I figured since she's helped me keep motivated when I needed it, I would return the favor. Hence I had the idea of sending her a cd with some inspirational/workout tunes. Since I can't fill a cd with Eye of the Tiger/You're the best, I come to you, oh great Help and Advice, for your suggestions. Anything goes, since I want it to be pretty eccentric mix.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Anything by Dragonforce. They're crap, but I love listening to them while running.

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    CycloneRangerCycloneRanger Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Tav wrote: »
    Anything by Dragonforce. They're crap, but I love listening to them while running.
    Have to agree here. Cheesy fantasy lyrics, but hearing them makes me want to take on the world—with a sword. Prepare for War in particular is a good "pump" song.

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    Uncle LongUncle Long Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I enjoy, for the working and the out, a bit of Thrice, Rise Against and Bad Religion.

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The Final Countdown by Europe.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I work out to Daft Punk and 65daysofstatic

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    mrcheesypantsmrcheesypants Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Hell's March from red alert and Dawn of Victory by Rhapsody of Fire is what I listen to when I need to get into the mood to dominate.

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    ZombotZombot Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Some Andrew W.K. songs work to get me in the mood for running.

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    TrowizillaTrowizilla Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    "A Runner's Self-Portrait" by the Eastern Youth has an amazing intro and just sounds very "get-up-and-go." It's what I use to get my sluggish self moving. (If you want it and can't find it, pm me ;))

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    ege02ege02 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    Hell's March from red alert

    One of the most incredible songs ever made.

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    Xenocide GeekXenocide Geek Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    i've found most any album by Rage Against The Machine to be pretty fucking pumping.

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    Food?Food? Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    This all depends on what kind of music she likes. I have a friend that loves to run to Mika because she said the songs have a good running tempo, but Mika isn't exactly "pump-up" music.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    "Montage" from Team America/"Asspen" Southpark episode.

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    JimJimBinksJimJimBinks Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Most of the song suggested here are currently on my iPod's workout playlist.
    Including "Can't touch this" The only problem with that one is it makes me want to run sideways.

    I can't stress Hell March as a workout song enough. Again though, if you're out running while this song is playing, and someone runs past you, you will probably punch them.

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    gneGnegneGne Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    According to a study, Eminem was used by soccer players before a match, and it worked.
    Anyways, some catchy Dance music will do.

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    DividerDivider Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Music is key to my workouts. The last 3 months I've been working out with my IPOD, but one day I misplaced it and well for me the hour workout seemed much longer.

    I change it up depending on my mood but more often than not its a electronic style or at least SOMETHING with beats.

    Ready Steady Go by Paul Oakenfold should do the trick.

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    Anarchy Rules!Anarchy Rules! Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Eye of the tiger?

    But then of course you'd have to have a montage

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    DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
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    xThanatoSxxThanatoSx Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Cold - Year of the Spider keeps finding its way back in to my workout music.

    Sevendust albums as well.

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    JawaJawa Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Abdominal Workout, I dont know I like running to it

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    Masked_MulletMasked_Mullet Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    hmm anything metal works, lamb of god or hatebreed works.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Awesome suggestions guys. Some songs I didn't even think about. I want to have a pretty decent mix of stuff, and this is helping out.

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    FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    There are a few get your blood pumping numbers on Blue Man Group's The Complex album. Or if you want to experience the joy of a heart attack, try shadow-boxing to the beat of the drumming sections of anything they've ever done.

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    RNEMESiS42RNEMESiS42 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Hell's March from red alert and Dawn of Victory by Rhapsody of Fire is what I listen to when I need to get into the mood to dominate.
    LOL I used to rock out to the Red Alert intro when I was a kid because it reminded me of Nine Inch Nails, haha. I think I started playing that game in 5th-6th grade?

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    necroSYSnecroSYS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    I'm going to say that Manowar > Dragonforce for awesome fantasy lyrics.

    I'll second the Rage albums, specifically Bombtrack, Bulls on Parade, Wake Up, Bullet in the Head, People of the Sun.

    The songs I've thrown on when I really need to push through the pain:

    Metallica - One, Creeping Death, The Thing That Should Not Be
    Slipknot - Spit It Out, Wait and Bleed
    Mudvayne - Digg
    Tool - Prison Sex
    Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss

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    Brucelee41042Brucelee41042 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Everytime there is a music thread.... I always suggest Muse... So here's the songs that I listen to during workouts:

    Stockholme syndrome
    Time is Running Out
    Hysteria (awesome riffs)
    The Small Print
    Thoughts of a dieing atheist

    For things non-Muse:

    ac/dc- dirty deeds done dirt cheap, back in black, thunderstruck
    Coheed and cambria- welcome home
    Dragonforce- Any of their songs

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Fire by Electric Six is a fantastic album to listen to while working out. the entire album.


    i also like to download a lot of videogame soundtrack remixes from www.ocremix.org and www.vgmix.com, especially the high-energy rock and techno mixes from my favorite games. if your friend likes video games, that might be good for her.


    also, New Workout Plan by Kanye West :P

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    Bryse EayoBryse Eayo Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Sweat to Canadian Indie!

    http://radio3.cbc.ca/blogs/2007/03/Podcast-93---Sweatin-to-the-Indies
    http://radio3.cbc.ca/blogs/2007/10/Podcast-126-Sweatin-To-The-Indies-II

    The links to music files are at the end of the blog posts. Bets of all it's entirely free. And entirely awesome.

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    FalxFalx Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Black Betty by Spiderbait. Everytime that rolls around in my car stereo my foot automatically hits the gas without me noticing.

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    necroSYSnecroSYS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    Oh, I forgot "Smack My Bitch Up", by Prodigy.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    necroSYS wrote: »
    Oh, I forgot "Smack My Bitch Up", by Prodigy.

    and Breathe

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    NimaNima Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Nickel Creek's first album, 'Nickel Creek', has fantastically upbeat, fast-paced instrumentals that have never, ever failed to make me dance like an idiot as fast as I can.
    They may not be the genre you're thinking would work best for working out, but seriously don't knock it till you try it, their music is breathtaking.
    And if you find you like that, buy Eliza Carthy's 'Heat, Light and Sound', and go crazy with her instrumentals.

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    JimJimBinksJimJimBinks Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    necroSYS wrote: »
    Oh, I forgot "Smack My Bitch Up", by Prodigy.

    and Breathe

    By Faith Hill?

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    DividerDivider Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Rammstein!

    Just thinking about some of there songs gets me pumped up, pretty good stuff.

    I think anything with some good beats will do the trick though, does for me.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    necroSYS wrote: »
    Oh, I forgot "Smack My Bitch Up", by Prodigy.

    and Breathe

    By Faith Hill?

    Also by The Prodigy

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    On my playlist for a 70-floor stair climb last spring was the following:

    Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme)
    Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler
    Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce
    Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

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    YodaTunaYodaTuna Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Since the rest of the Rocky soundtrack has already been said, you guys are forgetting Hearts on Fire by John Cafferty.

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