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Gym Songs?

Tell me your favorite and/or most-effective gym songs! It is time for me to change up my MP3 player.

The renovations (of the cardio equipment) continue in my gym, so the top floors remain unavailable. Last night, I did weights, then cardio. The second floor air conditioning has been out for a couple of weeks; it's like a sauna up there, or running outside on a hot, humid day, but since see above about no top floors, the first floor has been unusually crowded now that it's finally fixed up, and I haven't been able to get a machine. I basically manage a mile or so in 15 minutes under those conditions. Anyway, last night I got the last remaining elliptical on the first floor, in the air! conditioning! Don't know if the second floor air conditioning is fixed yet. Surely by Friday? Since it breaks all the effing time on that floor?

But the new ellipticals. I don't know if the old machines were under-estimating mileage or the new ones are overestimating it, but in 30 minutes (and 30 seconds cooldown) I did 2.78 miles, when a more usual distance for me in that time is 2.26. I have no idea which to believe. The new machines plug in - is that for the fancy monitors, or is it doing something with the resistance? They feel more sturdy than the old ones; some of those feel unbalanced, even wobbly at certain speeds.

Blah, blah, blah. What genre of music works best for you as gym songs?

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thistle_chaser
Jun. 20th, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
I'm no help, but for me it's listening to NPR (public radio, lots of long news stories). There's always interesting stuff to hear and learn, which is a nice distraction to me.
pantryslut
Jun. 21st, 2013 12:04 am (UTC)
Stevie Wonder. If you're like me, you could basically just alternate Superstition and Higher Ground over and over for an hourlong workout.
oracne
Jun. 21st, 2013 12:53 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I have those!
jeviltwin
Jun. 26th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
If I'm just working out soreness or taking the equivalent of a stroll, I can read or listen to someone read or NPR or whatever, but if I really want to sweat, it has to be something with a beat (and probably a minimum BPM, though I've never worked out the actual math there). I am not particularly well versed in, er, most genres, actually, but here are a few dance (?) songs that work for me in an exercise setting:

https://www.box.com/s/oy4jzk0vbifyajuommox
https://www.box.com/s/ugbo2u320qea89vdivvs
https://www.box.com/s/7e53xovg9pbh9zy4engy
https://www.box.com/s/k99jaak4r7bim41az7fc
https://www.box.com/s/l6v4u7taf17uiq8kndna
https://www.box.com/s/24wxv5pwidlacw8vjcay
https://www.box.com/s/fpx5orr542u2fxbm9g9n
https://www.box.com/s/sria7uf7ah56pj2fz9tv
https://www.box.com/s/tn4r0p465fvbsu5355qe
oracne
Jun. 26th, 2013 12:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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