Have you ever had one of those days where you just don’t want to get out of bed? Let alone getting into your car and driving yourself to the gym to get in a physically demanding workout. Motivation is sometimes hard to find on days like this. On these particular occasions, music can be of the utmost importance.
Music has always been a great motivator for me. This goes for getting anything productive done in life, not just throwing around some big weights in the gym. Whether it’s getting some chores done around the house or performing a task at work I had been putting off for days. There’s nothing like getting into that zone where your music is blaring in your headphones, you’re truly locked in, and you’re ready to tear sh*t up! Woooo, I’m getting fired up just thinking about it! But seriously, what is really the best music to workout to?
Born To Rock
While my taste in music has definitely grown and evolved throughout the years, rock has always been the mainstay for my source of motivation when I’m not quite feeling up to a brutal workout. I, personally, am a big fan of hard rock and metal when pumping iron. Something fast and furious to get my blood pumping and mind focused on destruction. You may have a totally different musical taste and that is perfectly fine.
Let It Move You
Whatever genre of music is your go-to, make sure it is something that you truly feel inside you. The best music for powering you through a workout (or getting you up to even working out in the frst place) may not necessary be a specific genre at all, but rather a song or collection of songs that move you persoanlly. It could be a song from one of your favorite movies. Or perhaps something that brings you back to a happier time in your life.
Don’t be afraid to turn that volume up a little louder. When it comes time to bust through those final sets, crank the volume up a decible or two. This can really fire you up and help you with that little extra push you need to power through those extremely important finishing reps.
The Results Are In
There are actullay scientific studies that show that music can help people push themselves further during their workout sessions and do so with less pain and discomfort. Music can help elevate energy levels, which in turn will lead to more productive workouts. Different types of music have also been shown to improve mood and intelligence, along with motivation and concentration. The effects of music on the body are real and can be used to our advantage when looking to better ourselves – both our physical and our mental health.
So Many Choices
With all the sources of music these days, there is no excuse not to be able to find something to get you moving. Whether it’s Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, or whatever your persoanl preferance, the possibilities are limitless. Mindset is everything when it comes to having a productive workout and finding that perfect playlist to kick it into another gear is only a click or two away. Subscriptions are relatively cheap these days and the music libraries they provide are bountiful. Dont’t be afraid to explore some different genres – you never know what you might get into.
All Together Now…
Whether you are a fellow rocker, prefer hip hop, or perhaps some heavy bass pounding house music, I think we can all agree good music can definitely make you feel something. We can harness the power of music to do amazing things.
So what gets your heart racing and your blood pumping? What do you feel is the best music to workout to ? Let me hear what you guys and girls like to listen to when you need to push it into overdrive. I’d love to see what gets you moving, and who knows, maybe you’ll give me some new tunes to jam out to when I’m looking for that extra pick me up.