When it comes to staying in shape, choice of music is at the top of my list to balancing concentration during a workout. If I don’t have a pair of ear buds, you surely won’t find me in the gym. Without the right lyrics, beats, and breakdowns a successful exercise session is nearly impossible for this chick to achieve. If you’re looking for motivation, look no further than these tracks. Here are three songs that will forever keep me pumped up during exercise.
1. “Hook, Line And Sinner” – Texas In July
The intro of “Hook, Line And Sinner” is the sole reason I love this song so much. It has a way of catching your attention and pulling you in to listen to the remainder of the track. If I’m in the middle of running a few miles and this song comes on, I’m immediately amped up again as if I were running to the finish line of a marathon. If there’s one song that gives me pure motivation it’s this one, without a doubt. Its upbeat, fast-paced riffs and drum kicks have a way of making me feel like the world is going 100 miles per hour at any moment in time. This is my favorite song to finish a workout on because I know I will give it my all throughout the song and be completely satisfied by the end of it.
2. “Wake Up” – Suicide Silence
For any fans of Suicide Silence, there has probably been a point in time when you have set “Wake Up” as your personalized alarm clock. If you are a runner like me and you haven’t begun a warm-up with this song, you’re sadly mistaken in these actions that you’ve ignored. This song gets me pumped up immediately. With its intro and build-up to the pause and first significant “wake up” at the first sign of the chorus, I am immediately blown away. I don’t want to jinx myself by saying I could never get sick of this song, but…I could never get sick of this song.
3. “Without Walls” – Memphis May Fire
If you’ve seen Memphis May Fire live since the release of Challenger, you know that their set intro is “Without Walls” and it is just phenomenal. Now, imagine that intro at the peak of a new set of weight lifts or push-ups. Fully recharged is one way to put it, and to the highest extent at that. This is the perfect song for the middle of a workout when you begin to feel that sense of giving up and you’re searching for instant motivation. The build-up the band chants up to the solo lyrics screamed by Matty Mullins is the reason this song makes such a great live intro, not to mention an insane workout motivator.