Do you have a workout playlist? Maybe a go-to genre to get you pumped up? How ‘bout a song that causes you to kick it into high gear?
Today I want to share with you a few songs I have on my go-to workout playlist. While it may not be your style, don’t judge just yet.
First, let’s get a few things out of the way before talking about specific songs.
1. Motivating Workout Playlist
First, your playlist needs to be motivating. The songs you choose should make you want to “move it move it”. I don’t recommend picking songs you would choose to listen to on a relaxing walk. Easy listening definitely doesn’t fit into this category.
If you have a difficult time getting to the gym or starting your workout once you’re there, you might be amazed how much a motivating workout playlist can help you kick it into gear. With motivating songs your blood will start pumping and who knows, you may even get a little restless, but that’s a good thing.
I recommend choosing a playlist and storing it in your phone’s library so you can play it anywhere. You may need to crank it out in the house just to get you motivated to get TO the gym. You may have the motivation to go to the gym, but lose motivation on the way there. This is a perfect time to reach for that playlist!
2. Choosing Songs for a Workout Playlist
Secondly, these songs may not fall into your typical music genre.
I will tell you, I have multiple styles of songs by various artists, but one thing they have in common is they make me want to hop up and get to it. No wanting to piddle here! So, I encourage you to do the same.
Think outside the box! There’s a world of music out there that can motivate you. Don’t put limits on the songs you choose for your workout playlist. Actually, I’m going to say choose something you wouldn’t normally choose. Take a risk. It’ll keep you on your toes!
3. Choose an Exhilarating Song
Lastly, I highly recommend you choose one song that makes you kick it up a notch (or two or three). This is the kind of song that would make you dance like no one’s watching when you’re alone in your car.
Keep your ears open when you hear a song come on the radio that makes you think “if I were being chased by a bear, I would want this song to be playing in the background.” Lol
When you have a song like this it can be just what you need to get you through the last of your workout. Trust me, I too have times I just want to walk instead of run, not finish all the reps of an exercise, or just quit all together. This is when I play one of the songs I chose just for this purpose.
4. My Workout Playlist
Now, I’m going to share with you 10 songs on one of my workout playlists. Yes, I said “One” of my playlists. I do have multiple playlists (different workouts require different music). I may share more in the future, but for now, I’m sharing these ten. I’ll let you know which ones I consider “exhilarating” too. Following my own advice, the playlist is a mix of songs!
- Runaway Baby—Bruno Mars (exhilarating)
- We Didn’t Start the Fire—Billy Joel
- Man Like That—Gin Wigmore
- Wings—Little Mix
- No One Knows—Queens of the Stone Age
- Eye of the Tiger—Survivor (can be exhilarating just b/c of the Rocky association! haha)
- Stayin’ Alive—Bee Gees
- A Little Less Conversation—Elvis
- Ace of Spades—Motorhead (exhilarating)
You should definitely have a motivating workout playlist. Doing so can help you enjoy your workout a little more and make time fly by. Choose songs that put a little pep into your step. Think outside the box of your go-to music. Choose at least one song (or a few) that will cause you to kick it into high gear if you’ve slow down during your workout.
Now find some awesome music and let me know below what songs are on your playlist!