For Mike, it’s all about finding that perfect balance of fun and work.

A big part of keeping myself motivated is making sure I enjoy my time at the gym. How do I do that? I make sure I have good workout playlists on my iPod.

Those of you that know me personally know that I live and breathe music. So I offer up to you my most current workout playlist. It’s heavy on rock and rap (actually, that’s all there is) so if you’re not a fan of those I wouldn’t recommend downloading any of these. Many of these songs also feature liberal use of profanity – what can I say, cursing keeps me going…
“Tighten Up” – The Black Keys
“Howlin’ For You” – The Black Keys
“Blue Blood Blues” – The Dead Weather
“Hell of a Life” – Kanye West
“Monster” – Kanye West
“Black and Yellow” – Wiz Khalifa
“Not Afraid” – Eminem
“Daylight” – Matt & Kim
“Dashboard” – Modest Mouse
“DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” – Usher feat. Pitbull
“Kings and Queens” – 30 Seconds to Mars
“MC Hammer” – Rick Ross
“Exhibit C” – Jay Electronica
“Make Her Say” – Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West and Common
“I’m Shipping Up to Boston” – The Dropkick Murphys
“Ace of Spades” – Motorhead

There you have it – this is what gets my blood pumping at the gym. What songs do you listen to when you’re working out?


The Mighty Rib January 14, 2011 at 7:33 am

There was a nasty rumor back in high school that I would jam out to Richard Marx…of course, that would have been on my Walkman.

Laurie S January 14, 2011 at 8:03 am

Nice list!
I have a strange assortment… Everything from Waiting Room by Fugazi to Good Vibrations by Marky Mark.. LOL

I even have a little Flo-Rida on my iPhone! Ha!
Ok, I’m going to go hide now.. 🙂

Molly January 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

I have Matt and Kim’s “Daylight” on my iPhone…good song.

natalie January 14, 2011 at 8:36 am

when i do listen to music, it’s mainly rap… and maybe lady gaga… don’t judge me!

have you tried podcasts?? there’s tons of them out there, and they help me get through long runs.

hope the early routine is working out for you!

The Mighty Rib January 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

Seriously, download the entire soundtrack to Rocky IV and don’t look back.

Melissa January 14, 2011 at 9:56 am

1. “Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit
2. “Mountain Men” by Crash Kings
3. “Art of Revolution”by Bassnectar
4. “Gypsy Woman” by Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
5. “Tik Tok” by Ke$sha (don’t judge)
6. “Sound of Madness” by Shinedown
7. Anything from Rob Zombie

brentabousko January 14, 2011 at 10:32 am

blood brothers 1:


blood brothers 2:

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