Earlier this month, we here at MindBodyGreen shared the tunes we used this year to get our sweat on. The playlist was so much fun to put together that we decided we'd give you guys a second dose of pump up music, this time courtesy of our fitness experts. After all, who better to take workout music advice from than the people who eat, sleep and live fitness?
During my warm ups with the jump rope, I usually listen to "All About That Base" by Meghan Trainor. Another song I like to listen to during my warm up is "Courtyard Marriot" by Jason Feathers. It makes me feel like everything is possible. "The Catch Up" by Drake pushes me through challenging push-ups and squats, and makes me feel like a badass. Eminem's "'Till I Collapse" is badass burpee music and keeps me going, feeling strong and confident. To cool down, sometimes I like to dance around to a happy song like "Jubel" by Klingande.
Listen to this music with: Ines' #1 move to getting a sexy, toned butt.
I'm, a hip hop and house girl when I work out, so here are a couple of favorite songs, plus an insanely motivating house mix. Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" never fails me. Whenever the sax comes in playing that Bollywood-inspired hook, I swear I run twice as fast, head bopping and fists pumping.
I think there's a Bollywood theme happening in my choices (i.e. her video for this song)! "Bounce" by Iggy Azalea is a perfect blend of hip hop and dance music, sure to get your butt wiggling as you silently repeat your mantra "I want to be like Iggy. I want to be like Iggy. I want to be like Iggy..."
My third choice isn't a "song," but a person I follow on SoundCloud who posts the most amazing house music mixes from DJs around the world. Hi name is Nokturnalist and if you're a raver at heart, follow this guy! My current favorite mix is a set from Amsterdam by a set from Amsterdam by a DJ named Solumun. Guaranteed to pump you up as you pump iron.
Listen to this music with: Lara's secret to getting muscle definition.