Audio Motivation

Music can push an individual to his or her maximum limit, whether you are lifting weights, running or boxing, its a massive motivational tool. Listening to our favorite upbeat songs triggers a positive emotional response, which can turn a dull Monday morning run into an enjoyable exercise.

According to various studies, listening to music with high rates of beats per minute (BPM), results into a faster pace of exercise and a higher physical endurance. Usually songs that match your steps per minute (for running/walking) are easier to synchronize with and also help you keep focused. If you have a good pedometer, you can measure your steps per minute and compare the results with the BPM of the songs you listen to - for a manual BPM check, you can use . When it comes to weight-lifting and music, hardcore music tends to push weight-lifters and body-builders harder, providing them with more adrenaline while keeping them motivated.

Here are some playlists I have put together for you to use while training at home~

1) Electronica playlist (useful for running or fast-pace walking/exercise)
Jens - Loops & Things
Prodigy - Voodoo people (Pendulum remix)
Gigi D' Agostino - Bla bla bla
Darude - Sandstorm
Dj Hixxy - More & more
Starstylers - Keep on moving (Hixxy remix)
David Guetta Vs. The Egg - Love Don't Let Me Go (House mix)
Crystal Method - Weapons of Mass Distortion
Benny Benassi - Illusion
Daft Punk - Work It
Kernkraft 400 - Zombienation
Sash! - Stay
Groove Coverage - Poison
Hi Tack- Say say say
Wamdue Project - King Of My Castle
Jeff Mills - The Bells

2)Metal/Industrial Rock playlist (great for weight lifting and hard exercise)
Clawfinger - Biggest The Best
Rammstein - Bang Bang
Fear Factory - Self Immolation
Cyanotic - Transhuman
Metallica - Fuel
Faderhead - Acquire The Fire
Celldweller - Switchback
Crossbreed - Machines
Drowning Pool - Bodies
Godsmack - I Stand Alone
Hypocrisy - Inseminated Adoption
In Flames - Only For The Weak
KMFDM - Free Your Hate
Prodigy - Firestarter
Slipknot - Before I Forget

3)Pop/Dance Playlist
(best for aerobics/dancing)
[sorry about the inconsistency of the music players,
Youtube have copywright issues with mainstream
Black Eyed Peas - Pump It
Mindless Self Indulgence - Shut Me Up
Ciara ft Missy Elliott - Work
Lady Gaga - Just Dance
Faithless - Insomnia
No Doubt - Hella Good
Madonna - Hung Up
T.a.t.u. - Not Gonna Get Us
Timbaland- The Way I Are
The Bloodhound gang- Uhn tiss uhn tiss uhn tiss
N.e.r.d. - Rock Star (Jason Nevins Mix)
Cascada - Everytime We Touch
Pussycat Dolls - Flirt
Rihanna - S .O.S.

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4)Rock Playlist
AC/DC - Riff Raff
Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Linkin Park - One Step Closer
Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff
Muse - Hysteria
Smashing Pumkins - Doomsday clock
Disturbed - This moment
Sum 41 - Hooch
velvet Revolver - slither
Boom - P.O.D.
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name Of
Pitchshifter - Predisposed (To Sickness)
System Of A Down - B.Y.O.B.
Black Sabbath - Paranoid

5)Metal Playlist
Adema - Needles
Stratovarious - Speed Of Light
Dragonforce - Through The Fire And Flames
Unearth - Endless
Quo Vadis - Dysgenics
Iron Maiden - Different World
Elvenking - The dweller of rhymes
Chimaira - Power Trip
Fear Factory - Machine Debaser
In Flames - Versus Terminus
Hammerfall - The Dragon Lies Bleeding
Kreator- Phobia
Arch Enemy - We Will Rise
Skinless - Deathwork
Machine Head - Bite The Bullet
Mesghuggah - Bleed
Lamb of God - Now You've Got Something To Die For


Lee Beth said...
August 11, 2009 at 10:13 AM

I have a question. How do you lose weight being tired all the time?

Hannah said...
August 11, 2009 at 10:19 AM

@Lee Beth:
Hey Lee, what we would need to first establish is
What do you think is the cause of your fatigue?
Are you tired right after you wake up?
Do you live a hectic lifestyle?
How often do you feel tired?

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