To me, a workout song is not something that’s got the fastest beat in the world, but yes, it shouldn’t be slow as hell so that your heart rate slows to an almost complete stop. I believe that if you can get into a song, then you can be carried away and not think about your muscles aching or the fact that your lungs might collapse at any moment. So the best thing to do is to think of those classic (not ballads) songs that you LOVE and may not listen to a whole lot that would get you excited to hear. Here’s a compilation of songs that help me run. It has absolutely no genre, and some songs may be inappropriate or not to your liking. Skip those! Feel free to add suggestions in the comment section. In fact, bring it on!!! P.S. Check these songs out on Amazon or iTunes to help you remember them or decide if you like them. You can at least get a quick sample.
Crank the music up, but as an SLP I’m not supposed to say that.
Hold The Line – Toto
Cold As Ice – Foreigner (sortof)
Georgy Porgy – Toto
Bullets – Bob Schneider
So What’Cha Want – Beastie Boys
Under Pressure – Queen
Just Can’t Get Enough – Black Eyed Peas
This is Why I’m Hot – Mims
California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and the Papas
Kashmir – Led Zepplin
American Pie – Don McLean (if you can stand the original for that long!)
God Save the Queen – Sex Pistols
Empire State of Mind – Jay Z
Help! – The Beatles
No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age
Workout – J Cole
Just a Friend – Biz Markie
Can I Kick It – A Tribe Called Quest
Icky Thump – The White Stripes
More to come…..