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Do You Work Out to Music You Wouldn't Otherwise Listen To?

Do You Work Out to Music You Wouldn't Otherwise Listen To?

Bjork has a song on her album Homogenic titled "Pluto" where she really screams. Or rather moans loudly, repeatedly. It feels like heavy electronica to me, which is not my fave. Although I love the Icelandic singer, I hate that song . . . that is, unless I'm running. Then I love it. The song makes me run harder and I appreciate the inspiration.


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Sanveann Sanveann 6 years
Yes, definitely! I listen to Lady Gaga and Eminem and the like while working out, but at home I prefer more mid-'90s alternative rock.
Ayu Ayu 6 years
I do strength and stretching exercises while watching MTV.
lovesickblues111 lovesickblues111 6 years
Oh yeah... Techno and Latin pop! (I know, I know).
Allytta Allytta 6 years
yes, but that's the music in the gym. i never have anything i don't like on my player. i like lose yourself by eminem to push through those last few minutes of sprinting, but i don't really listen to it otherwise.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
it's the other way around with me. When I'm working out I can't stand listening to Punk Rock, which is my usual ear candy. I blast techno or metal instead.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 6 years
my workout playlist is mostly techno or fast paced music I normally wouldn't listen to. It keeps me from slowing down when I really want to.
foxymardy foxymardy 6 years
I would never listen to Eminem when i'm not in my running shoes. but when i'm in them, i would wait for Lose Yourself and push myself hard during the chorus.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I sometimes listen to techno-ish stuff I otherwise hate.
CNAY4811 CNAY4811 6 years
marilyn manson...never would listen to him other than working out!
kclulu kclulu 6 years
Funny, just today I was looking at my friends blog and he had some Prodigy music posted and I listened to it and thought this is horribly aggressive and angry - it would be great to run to! If I were driving in my car and it came on though I would immediately skip it.
syako syako 6 years
Lately I haven't been listening to music during workouts, but before I definitely listened to songs that I would most likely not play in my car or at home. Although, the other day during my spin class my instructor played the song Climb and I thought it was a cool pick for the class because we were doing "a hill" and when I asked her who was singing and when she said Miley Cyrus I was shocked. Ha!
syako syako 6 years
Lately I haven't been listening to music during workouts, but before I definitely listened to songs that I would most likely not play in my car or at home. Although, the other day during my spin class my instructor played the song Climb and I thought it was a cool pick for the class because we were doing "a hill" and when I asked her who was singing and when she said Miley Cyrus I was shocked. Ha!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I normally don't listen to Techno or hip-hop, but I really love some of those songs when I'm working out. Same with Britney Spears...I normally can't stand her, but she is pretty great to work out to.
Runnergirl13 Runnergirl13 6 years
I'm a total head-banger normally, but I love hip hop and rap while I'm lifting... totally would never admit that at home! :-) Gotta love a good beat and intense sounds to move the big kid weights around.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 6 years
kike should be like - wtf happened to my keyboard.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 6 years
NIN song about f-king you kike an animal is called "Closer". That song makes me work out extremely hard.
Kaolla Kaolla 6 years
I also listen to Britney a lot in the gym. Lots of different remixes too - pretty much anything with a good beat!
tylergrl33 tylergrl33 6 years
Working out is one of the only times of the day I get to listen to music, so I only play songs I would normally listen to. I have been going to the gym for so long, I know I am going to get through the routine regardless of the music.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 6 years
Definitely. Britney is the perfect example of something I only listen to at the gym.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
Yes - I listen to Britney, Madonna, Black Eye Peas and Lady Gaga when working out. I generally hate their music but it's perfect for getting me moving. I just try and ignore the the lyrics (esp. Gaga). Also there is a NIN song (about "doing" you like an animal) that my husband makes fun of me for having on my Ipod but I LOVE to lift weights to it.
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