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Anti-Train: Day 21

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Do you listen to music when you workout? What kind?

A slightly easier question today!!! Whew. I most definitely, for sure, absolutely listen to music when working out. As to what kind, that alllll changes depending on the workout. Lifting hard? Old school Green Day. Running/jogging/walking? Country. Lifting easy? Showtunes. Rocking out in the morning? 80’s girl bands. Some other form of cardio? Rap/hip hop/whatever’s on the “current hits” station type stuff. Clearly, I listen to just about everything and anything. I like to mix it up. Like my workouts, changing up the music keeps it fresh, even if it’s music I’ve heard a billion times before, because I didn’t hear it the day before, it’s fresh. Yes, that’s how short my attention span is. Shhhhh!!!

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ~ Billy Joel

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    I often listen to music while running, watch TV when on the elliptical but don't usually have music when I strength train.
    3108 days ago
    That's a lot of type of music! Can you give some recommendations with singer/band names? I really need it!

    I do listen to music when I run, but not for swimming (would need a new mp3 player) and cycling (safety). It affects a bit my rythm, but all in all, I noticed I run faster with a high speed music, and time passes by like a snap. And I also discover new music, which I love to do.
    3109 days ago
    Yes an easy question!!! :D

    It definitely depends on what I'm doing. I don't listen to music while swimming. When doing gym classes, the music is chosen for me and tends to be popular pop music as well as some classic rock. For weight lifting, I like to listen to hard rock/metal. For running, I tend to turn on the radio and listen to the sh1tty pop music with a good beat.
    3110 days ago
    Big music lover, and music for working out is a must for me!
    3110 days ago
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    I too listen to a variety of music, when I run I like music that starts slow and moves up fast like the Rocky theme, Flashdance's "What a feeling", Eminem and Rhianna (spelling?) Black Eyed Peas, Pink, etc. If i am stretching or lifting slower is in order though. ;-)

    Really I like 80's, 90's and today. Not a huge country fan, but do like old school Johnny Cash and the Dixie Chicks.
    3110 days ago
    Music makes it! I love music... such a junkie. HAHA :)
    3111 days ago
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    Of course!! I'm a music head! Love all types of music while working out. Music keeps me going!! I mix it up between rap and hip hop, neo-soul, inspirational, country, and 90's. Definitely helps while jogging and weight lifting. When doing some work out videos that I've done several times, i play my own playlist in the background helps it go by faster.
    3111 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/26/2011 3:28:32 PM
    Absolutely! I'm a big music nerd, and I make playlists to do just about anything. Seriously. If you look at my ipod, there are lists on there labeled, "running," "lifting," "cleaning house," "cooking," and "bubble bath." For workouts, I listen to a lot of 80s pop stuff and oldies because it's so upbeat and energetic. My weight lifting list is a little heavier, with a lot of Iron Maiden.
    3111 days ago
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