January equals a New Year’s resolution to get in shape for many people. A week or two in, you start to get lethargic and consider giving up. My solution is always music. The right songs can really kick my workout into overdrive and squeeze in more time than I had planned because one cannot simply listen to half of a Nonpoint song. I put together my cardio anthems to make you the ultimate playlist to maximize your workout. In no particular order they are:
- “This Light I hold” by Memphis May Fire ft. Jacoby Shaddix. This one is a no brainer. Super high energy, awesome guitars, and well, Jacoby freaking Shaddix.
- “Throne” by Bring Me the Horizon. This has been a treadmill anthem of mine since it came out. I just can’t get sick of it. I’ll be about ready to say “F this, I’m over it” during my workout, then this song comes on. Crank up the volume and the incline, cause this is one that will keep you moving.
- “America” by Motionless in White. MIW are one of my favorite bands and I enjoy most all their songs. But something about the raw sexual tone of this song made me choose it for this list. I hear it and instantly want to keep striving towards that sexy figure.
- “In Between” by Beartooth. Not only do I love this song and band, I have very fond memories attached to this song. Any song that can make you reminisce while you work out is sure to make a few minutes sneak by before you know it.
- “Vice Grip” by Parkway Drive. I think it’s the melodic chorus on this one that keeps me coming back. It also doesn’t hurt having lyrics actually telling you to “give it all you’ve got!”
- “Product of a Murderer” by Of Mice & Men. This song was newly introduced to me by a dear friend and I am so grateful for it! It’s heavy, hits hard, and has the intensity needed to burn those calories right off.
- “College Gangbang” by Wilson. No workout should ever be complete without at least one song from my favorite Detroit rockers. If you put as much energy into your workout as they do into their live shows, you’ll be in tip top shape in no time.
- “Paint Me Red” by Avatar. It’s mandatory that all workouts include Swedish metal, right? Well, it should be. I really dig this one. It has a couple ups and downs in its intensity which makes for a great interval setup.
- “Pins and Needles” by Nonpoint. You really could just disregard this entire article and listen strictly to Nonpoint every workout, every day. This song, though, always makes its way into my cardio days.
- “The Downfall of Us All” by A Day to Remember. These guys are literally one of my favorite bands of all time so choosing just one song for this list was a task. It really came down to this being the song they open most of their live shows with. The amount of energy and excitement felt when the lights go down and you hear the intro is always something awesome.
So there you have it folks! Best of luck achieving your goals in 2017 and rocking out your work outs! Playlists are crucial to keep going when you want to quit. Festival season is right around the corner and those booty shorts aren’t going to wear themselves! 😉