I was curious what the intarwebs thought were the best songs to lift weights to, and was disturbed that at each turn I would find songs like “Eye of the Tiger” on the list. A good soundtrack for weightlifting is very different from one for faster-paced cardio exercises. When there is a pile of weight on top of you that’s going to fall on your head if you don’t lift it up, music that makes you want to dance or sing-along is… counter-productive.
So, I’ve compiled my own list off of my existing playlist. I try to dig up more music that fits the mold, but these are, currently, my top 10 favorites. Most of the music on this list is not music I listen to in any other context.
- Adema – The Way You like it
- Godsmack – I Stand Alone
- System of a Down – Chop Suey!
- Linkin Park – Numb
- Drowning Pool – Bodies
- Disturbed – Down with the Sickness
- Godsmack – Re-Align
- Korn – Freak On a Leash
- Rammstein – Du Hast
- Drowning Pool – I Am
They’re songs that are fairly hard, but aren’t the unintelligible death metal kind. The rest of my playlist is almost all Godsmack. Overall I find their music the most motivating. I could use some more variety though. All suggestions welcome.