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What's your workout music playlist like?

Asked by King_Pariah (11408 points ) February 13th, 2012

Simple I think, when you workout, how does your playlist tend to go? Is it just straight metal/rap/(insert genre here)? Is it just random? Or do you have a warm up genre/song, a work out genre/playlist, and a cool down song/genre/playlist?

Mine tends to follow something like this:

Warm Up: Noisia – Machine gun (16 bit remix)

Workout: normally start out with metal or something with a fairly fast angry or powerful beat. Something like Slipknot – People = Shit, Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries, T. Rex – 20th Century Boy, etc. Then it can go to whatever genre.

Cool down: something slow like Staind – Outside or Damien Rice – 9 crimes

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GrayTax's avatar

Mine’s mostly just tracks that have a consistent, decently fast beat. Pretty much all metal too.

I don’t feel it needs to be particularly angry (though I did used to have a few Slipknot tracks on it a few years ago); it just needs to be punchy enough to make me feel like getting up off my seat…

At the moment I’ve quite a bit of Disarmonia Mundi (like the title track from their latest album I think and Oceangrave which is a bit more… clubby).
And by extension Imaginary Flying Machines because I love Studio Ghibli films and metal.

Blackberry's avatar

Metal and techno. I get pumped up. You don’t want to see these guns. Lol.

JLeslie's avatar

Mostly high energy dance music. Not rap or hip hop. Some latin music also.

deni's avatar

Upbeat songs that I really like, mostly Rick James, MJ, Hall and Oates, some techno, Prince..

fundevogel's avatar

I’ve got a cardio playlist made up of upbeat songs from a variety of genres and I switch to trip hop when I do my modern dance stretches, mostly Portishead and Massive Attack.

Facade's avatar

Florence and the Machine’s last two albums. Slower songs for warm ups and cool downs; faster songs for kicking my own ass.

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