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13 songs to power you up for your workout

April 25 2017, 4:50 PM EDT By Taylor Markarian


When you hit the gym for a workout, you’ve just got to have a solid playlist on hand. Working out while listening to music keeps you entertained and motivated, but if one song is out of place it can really throw off your flow. To keep you from hitting the “next” button 20 times before you find the right track, here’s a playlist we think would suit your warm up, workout and cool down.

FOR YOUR WARM UP:

When you’re warming up for your workout, you want a song that will get you fired up. However, you also need something that will ease you into your routine—that’s what warming up is for, after all. So you need songs that will build the hype without blasting you off your treadmill.

“Los Angeles” by Blink-182

The best way to have an enjoyable and worthwhile workout is to dive in with a positive mindset. You can always count on Blink-182 for some pep.

“Hiding With Boys” by Creeper

Kicking off with a pop-punk song is a fun way to get you amped up, but you also can’t forget your British punk. “Hiding With Boys” still has that catchy element, but gets you ready for the heavier music that will come later.

“I Think It’s Best We Don’t Talk Anymore” by Capsize

Capsize are a great choice because the band’s post-hardcore sound has its heaviness but keeps melody at the forefront. “I Think It’s Best We Don’t Talk Anymore” is musically upbeat, but it also has its softer moments, so it doesn’t immediately rush you. This is a great track to transition you from warm up into full stride.

WHEN YOU HIT FULL STRIDE:

It’s time to pick up the pace and get out all of your pent up aggression. When you’re running full speed on a treadmill or lifting weights that make you want to drop dead, you need songs that are going to rev your engine and kick your ass.

“Things Could Be Different” by Dangerkids

When you’re ready to get your adrenaline up, Dangerkids is the way to go. “Things Could Be Different” is arguably the most exciting track on their new record, Blacklist. It will boost your heart rate in no time.

“Bellow” by Cover Your Tracks

It’s time to add some metal to this playlist. “Bellow” goes full throttle with racing guitars and various heavy syncopations, but it will still make you to bob your head around and have some fun.

“Let’s Bury The Hatchet…In Your Head” by Ice Nine Kills

Ice Nine Kills always employ crazy guitar solos in their unique brand of horror-inspired metalcore. “Let’s Bury The Hatchet…In Your Head” will keep you running as fast as you possibly can.

“Relentless Chaos” by Miss May I

If you know any Miss May I song, it’s probably “Relentless Chaos”—and there’s a reason for that. This flagship track features deft songwriting and an absolutely brutal attitude.   

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