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tophat  scarfner
Since: Jul-2015
pushpin 331 - 28 Reviews

Hey everyone! 
What are your top 10 tracks (or less, or more?) that REALLY get you going during a workout? 
The kind that you just have to stop and close your eyes for a second because you can feel your body tensing up and getting ready to LIFT BIG TO GET BIG! 

Mine are:

Audioslave - Cochise
Audioslave - Exploder
Audioslave - Show Me How to Live
Blue Stahli - ULTRAnumb
Disturbed - Voices
KoRN - Twisted Transistor
Rush - Driven (Live in Rio)
Slipknot - Wait and Bleed 
Symphony X - Domination
Velvet Revolver - Slither

Special honors to the song that, for some reason, always shows up to every gym I've been to:
Taylor Swift - Trouble! 

I was originally going to post my entire Playlist, but all of them have at least 70+ songs, and that'd be nuts. And format unfriendly. =P
Might make a cardio one, too, because the two playlists are so different. 

tophat  Ghosthandlrider
Since: Sep-2015
pushpin 390

Try this one on for size ! 


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rose  chicag0.babie21
Since: Jul-2015
pushpin 554 - 22 Reviews

Most def top 4
Tinashe-cold sweat
Kendrick Lamar-The jug is up
Logic-Under Pressure

tophat  escape
Since: Aug-2014
pushpin 784 - 36 Reviews

Back in my boxing days this band was on my playlist when I did a lift/cardio/bag workout...

These days I just listen to a Pandora shuffle.

tophat  sweetnutsforyou916
Since: Oct-2015
pushpin 107 - 10 Reviews

I am more of an R&B/rap/hip-hop kind of guy but for the life me there is no way I can ever seem to get motivated to lift listening to R&B/rap/hip-hop.  Below is a list of groups I've complied for my lifting playlist based on recommendations and sampling different styles:

Amon Amarth
Children of Bodom
Dimmu Borgir
Cannibal Corpse

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rose  Brook Banks15
Vip  Since: Apr-2015
pushpin 382 - 36 Reviews

My iTunes is kind of a hot mess of songs I love and a whole lot of "please don't judge me". I have a few hundred songs and I don't have a set play list, but I tend to go for a beat. That helps motivate me, or at least keeps me moving
"Yes, I've been known to get in the zone, forget where I'm at... and shake my butt a little":)))
Ab time, I tend to go with a slower grove.

rose  MilaSweets
Vip  Since: Jan-2016
pushpin 118 - 16 Reviews

Nice! I did kickboxing for years, but my jab and cross are way meaner than my kicks ;-)
We listened to a lot of metal at the gym. It helped pump everyone up!

tophat  soundwave12
Since: Sep-2014
pushpin 530 - 1 Review

Before bench presses:

rose  sashaminxxx
Vip  Since: Mar-2015
pushpin 1154 - 44 Reviews

Fela Kuti
The Roots
J. Cole
Missy Elliott

Sasha Minxxx

tophat  stevew94580
Since: Apr-2016
pushpin 14

When I got out of the military and was still power lifting i had these bands playing at all times on my CD player and mp3 player
Obituary- Slowly we Rot
Slayer- War Ensable
​Cannible Corpse- Addicted to Vaginal Skin
Sepultura- Dead Embronic Cells
Danzig- She Rides
Danzig- Am I Evil
Metallica- Creeping Death
Megadeth- Sweating Bullits
Sepultura- Orgasmatron
Motorhead- The Ace of Spades
Slayer- Dead Skin Mask
Anthrax- Cought in A Mosh
​Anthrax- Indians
NWA- Straight out of Compton
Too $hort- Dont Fight the Feeling
and many many more.... but those songs ALWAYS got me into "Kill Mode" at the gym and they still do!!!!

tophat  madmtbiker62
Since: Aug-2015
pushpin 16 - 1 Review

AC/DC. Tnt

tophat  Heisenberg
Since: Oct-2014
pushpin 67 - 3 Reviews

tophat  Elvis P
Since: Jan-2016
pushpin 384

Anything Rock, and more on the harder/heavier side. Black music, whether old school, or this current Rap/Hip Hop stuff, isn't aggressive or energetic enough. Danceability doesn't apply in a hardcore gym environment, IMO.

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tophat  Plum
Since: Apr-2016
pushpin 773 - 22 Reviews

I prefer "To Alpha Sector" by Michael Angelo Batio for some rhythmic fucking music. 

tophat  mrcali209
Since: Feb-2016
pushpin 1079 - 28 Reviews

my gym play their music too loud