Epic Workout Music Playlist

I am always in search of good music when working out, in fact, recently, I have been using PandoraThumbprint Radio, which is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

Pandora Radio is based on the Music Genome Project.

"The Music Genome Project is an effort to "capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level" using over 450 attributes to describe songs and a complex mathematical algorithm to organize them." -Wikipedia

Basically, it is music that reads your mood and your mind. So, when it comes to music, I let Pandora do all the thinking for me, I have too many other things to think about, like planning an Adventure race with my brother.

I also, realize that most men who exercise are constantly scrolling through their I-phones, or MP3 playlist instead of paying attention to their workout.

Two things:

  1. If you are going to play on the phone during a workout, go to the park
  2. Keep Reading

Creating a Workout Playlist

There are a couple of things that need to be established when creating an epic workout playlist

  1. It needs to be perfect for the workout at hand

    • If you are lifting weights, it needs to be something upbeat and heavier

    • If you are running, songs about running are good, and so are songs that have a cadence, like Jackson Browne's 1977 hit, "Running on Empty"

    • If you are walking swimming or doing yoga, you might want to consider something soft and trancelike.

  2. It must be repeatable and have bench depth
    • You don't want to be shuffling every 5 seconds to try and get the perfect song. I saw a guy do that in the pool, and I thought he was going to drown. He surfaced like a whale and flopped on his side for a while. I'm assuming he found the perfect song.

    • Bench depth = more than 15 songs. I would suggest at least 5 hours worth of songs to auto-shuffle through

  When I first began to come up with a playlist, I really didn't know,   where to start. You might find yourself in that same position. If you   already have a playlist, then just scroll down and you can see the 30   songs I list to add to your collection.

   Figuring out what you like

  When starting out, it is important for you to figure out what you   like. There are two ways for you to do this.

  1. Do an Amazon.com search
    • If you search for a title, then click on one of the choices.You can sample the songs, and if you scroll down until you see: "Customers who bought this item also bought"You can scan to see dozens of other albums. Repeat until complete.

  1. Get Pandora Radio

    • Type in an artist you like and create a station. Do this a couple times, Start rating songs, and you will broaden your thumbprint.


I want you to know that I am an no way affiliated with Pandora Radio. I use it, I love it, and that is why I reccommend it.

Ok, I did promise to have 30 songs available to kickstart you on your Epic Playlist. If you don't know where to start, or if you just wanted something to add to your reportoire, I hope you enjoy.

30 songs for you

  1. Thousand Foot Krutch - Welcome to the Masquerade
  2. Sent By Ravens - New Fire
  3. Guns n Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
  4. Scorpions - Rock you like a hurricane
  5. Pantera - Cowboys from Hell
  6. Breaking Benjamin - I will not bow
  7. Breaking Benjamin - Diary of Jane
  8. Flo-Rida - Welcome to my House
  9. MGMT - Electric Feel
  10. Linkin Park -What I've Done
  11. Linkin Park - The New Divide
  12. Florence and the Machine - If only for a Night
  13. Flo-rida – Welcome to my house
  14. MGMT – Electric feel
  15. Switchfoot - Afterlife
  16. Switchfoot - Dark Horses
  17. Sanctus Real - Take over me
  18. Robbie Seay Band - Song of Hope (Heaven come down)
  19. Jimmy Eat World -The Middle
  20. Jimmy Eat World - Sweetness
  21. Beartooth - Agressive
  22. Skillet - Better than Drugs
  23. Skillet - Comatose
  24. Three Days Grace - Lost in You
  25. Three Days Grace - No More
  26. Three Days Grace - Without You
  27. Rise Against - Audience of One
  28. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Ethiopia
  29. 3 Doors Down - Life of My Own
  30. Creed - Weathered

You can also Check out AMAZON's new Music Unlimted

Enjoy! Now go and get your workout!!



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Dark Horses
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