Work Out Routines Need Some Spicing Up- Que WORKOUT MUSIC!!
Amid your workouts you start to feel that burn that feels as if you just ignited your bones… Ughhhh… it hurts so…. good? Hmmm. Not always…. In fact, it mostly sucks until afterwards when you feel like you can now take on the world with your boost of energy and satisfaction that you just kicked that workouts a%*. But workout routines can be just plain dull, and you most likely wont commit to finishing all your reps or go the whole time you planned to bang-it-out UNLESS you have AMAZING workout music!! In the workout world- your choices of what to listen to are limited; it is either: trainer chanting instructions to you, quite with your own thoughts [can be seriously dangerous], or music of your choosing. Now since OUR team is targeted towards women’s workout routines- I have 5 WORKOUT SONGS that will pump you through whatever exercise you are attempting to push through till the end!!
Weight Workout Routines:
WORKOUT SONG: “Rolling In The Deep”- Adele
EXERCISE MOVE: Reach & Squeeze
Bend elbow and bring weight to shoulder as you lift top leg as high as you can. This exercise works your back, obliques, and butt!! It is a slower paced movement [not going for speed- in the workout world you want a nice form so it works all the right spots], which means having a fast beat is a no-no!! However you will feel a fire start to buuurn- so we have none-other-than Ms. Adele!!
WORKOUT SONG: “Mr. Saxo Beat”- Alexandra Stan
EXERCISE MOVE: Incline Press [with weights]
The Incline Press exercises your pectorals, deltoids, and triceps by strengthening them, and if enough reps are done- will increase mass as well. When you do Incline presses, what gets you through them is burst of ENERGY!! So when you hands are in position A- make sure your shoulder blades and then BURST your energy and push them straight up to the top like position B. This means our music needs are calling for a beat that is repetitive and has a punching back-beat that get us through out BURSTS to the top… What else besides Alexandra Stan’s Mr. Saxo Beat?!
WORKOUT SONG: “Moves like Jagger”- Maroon 5 Ft. Christian Aguilera
EXERCISE MOVE: Bird-Dog
What The bird dog exercise strengthens your abs and lower back and butt muscles while improving balance. [Opposite arm & leg full extension- then switch & repeat!!] Bird-Dog [seriously… who thought this name up?!] is a slow paced move that helps you coordinate your balance while your tighten your abs. “Moves Like Jagger” is a classic Maroon 5 song- 1.) slow paced beat to begin with 2.) bumps it up a notch and then 3.) has some catchy rhythm you can’t get out of your head [in this case: whistling… “do do DOO do DOO do DOO dOOooo” Moves Like Jagger! – and that is JUST how it goes!! You know…]. So Maroon brings it to the floor mats when they released this- because it is in perfect swing for a balancing act- you can WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK!!
Effective Workout Routines:
WORKOUT SONG: “The Lazy Song”- Bruno Mars
EXERCISE MOVE: Stretching
Stretching is how every workout routine should start!! You’ll feel it when you don’t stretch before and after!! Okay, now that your lecture is done about the importance of stretch [tres importante!!]- it IS the first thing you do when you get to our women’s workout routine, and it is early in the moooorning!! The first thing you want IS NOT some hard core rock or rap… You are just waking up for crying out loud!! Plus, stretching is not fast paced nor does it require explosions of energy to complete the tasks at hand. You are mostly just sitting or standing- pulling, pushing, or bending. SO of course- “The Lazy Song” has a great beat for early morning “GET HAPPY” time, again- a whistling tune to go along with while you work, and Bruno will just make you laugh at his lyrics!! Laughing and happiness is what you need to get you in the right zone for working out- fo sho!!!!
WORKOUT SONG: “Somebody to Love”- Justin Bieber Ft. Usher
EXERCISE MOVE: Cardio Relay Races
If your workout group is awesomely fun like me- then there are fun ways to go about getting cardio done!! Our women’s workout routines sometime throw in a relay race to mix things up a bit! And since it is a large group of women- when we hear this teeny-bopper 13 year old [or 17.. whatever] singing about love and buying diamond rings it just makes us giggle!! Plus, those brave enough confess their Bieber-Fever while others fake vomit!! Hey- in group gym workouts you have the fortune of camaraderie- which means you can take advantage of laughing, playing, and having fun!! After all- isn’t that what workouts should be about?! Who is going to make the effort if it isn’t fun- and nothing says “FUN” like mocking your Bieber-Fever!!
So I have given you plenty of ideas for workout music while you are doing your home workout routines, gym routines, or IN OUR CASE: women’s workout routines!! Our Busy Mom Fitness group OR Ripped Body Boot Camp clan all put in our ipods to play what songs motivate us, and they are sometimes completely different tastes!! So what are YOUR top 5 workout songs?! Someone played the Adele “Rolling in the Deep” in our circuits today, and I had never thought of playing Adele for a pump-up work out… But HEY it landed on my TOP 5 Rockin’ Workout Songs for Women’s Workout Routines because someone suggested it to me. SO lets hear it!! Top 5 favourite workout songs….