Workout Music

For the last three weeks1, I’ve been working out 4 days a week2 (brief pause while I give myself a self-congratulatory pat on the back). I’m back to playing volleyball three times a week and my shoulder was starting to get sore from the combination of too much activity and me getting soft. :) The solution, get stronger.

While woing my little workout, I hook up my iPod to the little stereo in there using the Kensington Stereo Dock for iPod3. It works quite nicely.

I created a smart playlist of songs I’d rated 4 or 5 stars and songs that were in my ‘Allegro’ playlist, however that doesn’t end up being enough songs4 and I’m getting a bit of repetition. Hence the question:

What are some good “workout songs”?

Please post recommendations in the comments and I’ll happily drop a few bucks at the iTunes music store. The more I can do to make the working experience good, the longer I’m going to be able to keep this up. :)

One other note, the Denver Craig’s List has way more workout equipment listed for sale than it does technology toys.

  1. Since the workout room has been complete in the basement. [back]
  2. I pulled the nordic track out of storage this weekend, so I’m going to try using that on the off days from lifting. [back]
  3. Which can be controlled by a Harmony remote – pretty cool. [back]
  4. I tend towards more mellow tunes and have only started building the Allegro list – why can’t I tag songs in iTunes? [back]