Being a fulltime exercise physiologist, I am routinely asked about my own personal fitness regimen. One thing that catches many people by surprise is how I get to the gym at 5 AM for my workouts.
Yes, it’s early in the morning, and you may think I’m crazy, but I just put on my headphones, crank out a few good tunes, and let the music motivate me through the workout.
Right now I’m really big into “Rise Against” and “Bullet For My Valentine” during workouts, but I always make room for greats like “Guns N Roses” and “Aerosmith”. Throw in some of my favorites from the 90s like “Papa Roach” and “Rage Against the Machine”, and I’m ready to rock my workouts.
These aren’t necessarily my go-to bands for the car ride to the gym, but their edge gives me the kick I need first thing in the morning.
How about you? What songs are on your gym playlist? I see all you guys with your ear buds in around the fitness center. Are you listening to Simon and Garfunkle? Justin Bieber? Men At Work? What tunes/bands best motivate you?