Sometimes all it takes to step up the intensity of a workout is a great soundtrack. Usually spin instructors do a great job at this and occasionally an inspiring song will be played while I am at the gym lifting as well. I don’t run with music because 1) it’s probably safer I pay attention to my surroundings in the city and 2) my iPod broke a while back and I never got a new one. Nonetheless, every so often I find myself singing (usually in my head…sometimes outloud) while out on a run and it certainly helps me turn my legs over faster. Ever notice how a great song can make you push a bit harder during a hill climb, put a pep in your step in aerobics, increase your pace on a run, or bang out those last few reps no problem?
Here are six songs that have done it for me lately:
- “Going the Distance” – Cake
- “Tik Tok” – Ke$ha
- “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
- “Headstrong” – Trapt
- “Glory Days” – Bruce Springsteen
- “Turn on the Radio” – Reba McEntire
What is your current go-to song for some musical motivation during a workout?