One of the biggest helpers when it comes to working out and providing motivation is definitely music!  You get into a groove when you run or lift weights.  It can give you an extra motivation to run faster, lift another set or pedal faster!  On my iPod right now:

Serious workout
1.       Run – Snow Patrol
2.       Re-Education – Rise Against
3.       Fall Into Sleep – Mudvayne
4.       Savior – Rise Against
5.       Coming Undone – Korn
6.       The Feel Good Drag – Anberlin
7.       Storm to Pass – Atreyu
8.       ‘Till I Collapse – Eminem & Nate Dogg
9.       Invincible – Adelitas Way
10.     Given Up – Linken Park
11.     St. Anger – Metallica
12.     Rapture - Hurt
13.     Two Weeks – All That Remains
14.     Actions & Motives – 10 Years
15.     All Nightmare Long – Metallica
16.     Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
17.     Nitro – The Offspring
18.     Still Waiting – Sum 41
19.     Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
20.     Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey

These are all songs that get me pumped up to do an hour or longer run and inside the gym.  I personally get the edited version if there is one.  If you like to listen to easy listening music, listen to easy listening music.  The sky is the limit.  Just find something that provides that extra motivation to push a little harder each time that you hit the gym, trail, track, road or the next step in front of you!

-Colin McElroy

Before starting any exercise, diet or health routine, first consult your physician to make sure that your body is healthy enough for physical activity.

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