When it comes to working out, we all need a little motivation. The daily grind gets tough without a little help coming from our ear buds. Some days you just need a little push to get your butt off the couch; others days you need to get in the zone to hit that squat PR you’ve been trying to hit for months. So when the going gets tough, its time to pull out your iPhone, and plug into this playlist.
“We Will Rock You” – Queen
There aren’t many songs that can fire you up to hit the gym more than this classic. Turn it on and rock the crap out of the treadmill.
“Piece of My Heart” – Janis Joplin
This raspy voiced fierce female drops a lot of passion into this track that can’t help but get your blood pumping. So just go ahead and take the damn thing.
“B.O.B.” – Outcast
When this jumbled beat of seemingly unorganized cord drops, it drops hard. Just try and keep up to the pace of the beat.
“Iron Man” – Black Sabbath
The title says it all. This heavy metal classic is perfect for pushing iron.
“Break Ya Neck” – Busta Rhymes
Busta is very clear that he wants you to nod your head when you listen to this track. Just make sure you’re only doing it inbetween sets.
“It’s My Life” – Bon Jovi
It is your life, so define who you are by how you live right now.
“Still D.R.E.” – Dr. Dre Feart. Snoop Dogg
Nothing like a throwback that brings you way back to middle school. This classic will help you realize you still got it, no matter how seasoned you are.
“Black Dog” – Led Zeppelin
This song will make you sweat and make you sting. It will have you pumping iron like a Viking. >
“Thunderstruck” – AC/DC
This epic rock song will do nothing less than make you feel invincible.
“Droppin’ Plates” – Disturbed
You don’t have to be a screamo fan to love this song. This thing has rage by the boatload, not to mention one of the best weight lifting appropriate titles ever.
“Gonna Fly Now (Theme From “Rocky”) – Bill Conti
If it’s good enough for Rocky, it will probably work for you.
“Party Up” – DMX
You cant really go wrong with DMX if you’re looking for a workout song that goes hard. So go ahead and tear it up, “up in here”.
“Move B***h” – Ludacris
There’s no dilly-dallying to this song. Either move or get out the way.
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Nirvana
You have no other choice but to work harder when this Kurt Cobain anthem is tearing up your eardrums.
“Back in Black” – AC/DC
It’s no surprise that AC/DC are all over this playlist. Enjoy one of the most masculine songs of all time.
“Fight the Power” – Public Enemy
Angry, explosive, and relentless, this song will keep you in the mindset to keep going.
“Get Ur Freak On” – Missy Elliot
There’s a reason she performed at last year’s Superbowl. A quick listen and you’re sure to get lost in the catchy, repetitive beats.
“T.N.T.” – AC/DC
If you’re listening to this song, you’re not messing around. Get ready to explode.
“Remember the Name” – Fort Minor
What happens when you combine ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, fifteen percent concentrated power of will, five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain, and a hundred percent reason to remember the name? A bad ass workout song, that’s what.
“Enter Sandman” – Metallica
Heavy riffs and heavy rhythms equal heavy lifts.
“Welcome to the Jungle” – Guns N’ Roses
The gym is a jungle. Get after it.
“Lose Yourself” – Eminem
Listen to this self-motivating song and you can do anything you set your mind to.
“Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
This song speaks for itself. So turn it on loud and proud and stand tall!
If you’ve got a tune or two under your sleeves that gets your heart pumping, let us know in the comments below.