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Mike ODonnell
01-30-2010, 10:07 AM
If you could only have one song...and one song only...on your 5MB sized Ipod....or mix tape for you old people still listening to boom boxes.....to workout to....what would it be?

I'm going to have to go with Master of Puppets by Metallica.

Kevin Perry
01-30-2010, 10:16 AM
Bohemian raphsody (sp?)

Scott Kustes
01-30-2010, 10:48 AM
Psychosocial by Slipknot

Actually, most of my workouts, I run a random playlist of everything from Garth Brooks to Mint Condition to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Ice Cube, then when I get to the main work set (like on a 5/3/1 workout), I crank up something hardcore like Slipknot or Marilyn Manson or Rammstein. I find that it's hard to stay amped up for a full 45 minute session, but I can run most of the workout without a load of adrenaline.

Garrett Smith
01-30-2010, 11:32 AM
I don't know any of the song names, but it would probably be one of the super drum-heavy songs by Sepultura or Roots...no words, really, just some guttural stuff. Maybe a really good Taiko drumming song.

Other than that, I like techno-ish/electronica stuff as background noise.

Brian DeGennaro
01-30-2010, 12:03 PM
Some kind of Rammstein (Buck Dich, Sehnsucht, Keine Lust, really hard ones) or Powerman 5000 (When Worlds Collide, Bombshell, Ultra Mega, Supernova Goes Pop). Any of those songs I can have on repeat all day while lifting.

Mike ODonnell
01-30-2010, 01:09 PM
Other than that, I like techno-ish/electronica stuff as background noise.

I didn't know they made "glow stick" versions of the club bells.

peace warson
01-30-2010, 01:28 PM
pantera - i'm broken

Garrett Smith
01-30-2010, 02:17 PM
I didn't know they made "glow stick" versions of the club bells.
Love it or hate it, we all have our history. :)

I was never a "glow stick guy" myself, but one of my training buddies was...

Jon Clingenpeel
01-30-2010, 04:49 PM
I love the band Tool, so I'm going with Jambi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNojdoI_D_M

Neill Smith
01-30-2010, 05:14 PM
"Thunderstruck", AC/DC

Chris Sullivan
01-30-2010, 05:52 PM
Another Tool fan here. So many choices, but I'll take Forty six & 2 for the big motivator.

Martin Bonn
01-31-2010, 05:41 AM
'Bodies' by Drowning Pool

Chris Forbis
01-31-2010, 06:37 AM
Fuck Buttons - The Lisbon Maru

Allen Yeh
01-31-2010, 07:31 AM
Boiler - Limp Bizkit

Yeah I like Limp Bizkit!

Jon Clingenpeel
01-31-2010, 09:45 AM
Another Tool fan here. So many choices, but I'll take Forty six & 2 for the big motivator.
That would be number 2 for me

Grissim Connery
01-31-2010, 11:22 AM
yakety sax by boots randolph

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHmskwqCCQ

Don Stevenson
01-31-2010, 02:47 PM
These guys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRNrzgDHmQE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS5uppCR33U

Kevin Perry
01-31-2010, 03:18 PM
Stockholm Syndrome by Muse is pretty good too

Rafe Kelley
01-31-2010, 05:05 PM
My tastes in work out music surprise me. I virtually never listen to hip hop except when lifting heavy, but nothing pumps me up like gangsta rap and the best song for me is x gonna give it you ya by DMX I have set so many PRs to this song its like magic I have to use it only sparingly.

Jay Ashman
01-31-2010, 05:32 PM
From my all-time favourite group and the one band I listen to whenever I am doing some heavy lifting....

Blood for Blood "Soulless"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2YRCZLTTxM

It makes you want to destory a village

Don Stevenson
01-31-2010, 09:01 PM
I might have to get me some of that "Blood for Blood"

Ironically when i pulled that link up on youtube one of the "featured" videos was from perhaps my most hated yoof band of the moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO6dkFfL5Ig

I dare anyone to tell me that the world would be worse off without these little maggots

Gavin Harrison
01-31-2010, 11:04 PM
Maybe not the best song, but very appropriate... Live To Win - Paul Stanley

Jamila Bey
02-01-2010, 07:35 AM
I can't narrow it down, but the first great one to pop into my head was Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty."

Mike Romano
02-01-2010, 07:49 AM
rage against the machine....pretty much all of their stuff. FTMFW.

Bullet in the head or killing in the name would be my choice though.

Mike ODonnell
02-01-2010, 08:14 AM
I'm going to have to go with Master of Puppets by Metallica.

I might have to change it to Master of Muppets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdOfUcEyWqk&feature=related

Grissim Connery
02-01-2010, 08:29 AM
i guess i'll get more serious now.

i guess "unanswered" by suicide silence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yr5rn3Sv_4

maybe "swine" by elysia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_zrDWbZA8g

my problem with these questions though is that i'm gonna have a new opinion in like 4 months.

Gant Grimes
02-01-2010, 09:07 AM
I'm a pretty calm person, and I almost reach a meditative state before big sets. If I'm at home, I choose a Zeppelin/Floyd station on Pandora and let it ride.

If I had to choose one, it would be "No Quarter" from "Houses of the Holy."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKOngTfTMs0&feature=related

Weird, huh?

Jamie J. Skibicki
02-01-2010, 09:53 AM
For metcons, I like house, electonica, disco, anything with a beat.

If it;s heavy lifting, I like it quiet.

Joe Hart
02-01-2010, 02:23 PM
I an thinking Disturbed...

Guarded or Stricken

or Korn Coming Undone.

Its hard to narrow it down.

Joe Hart
02-01-2010, 02:25 PM
Now that I think about it. Iron Maiden "Aces High" with the Winston Churchill speech in the beginning. Just the speech alone will get you ready.

Darryl Shaw
02-02-2010, 06:37 AM
AC/DC - Back in Black.

David Nittler
02-02-2010, 08:42 AM
'Bodies' by Drowning Pool

This is a good one.

...although, lately I've grown a little tired of harder stuff, and I have taken to listening to Johnny Cash on Pandora for mellow lifting days -

weirder yet, I listened to part of a Stephen Hunter audiobook (Bob Lee Swagger) during my 5/3/1 presses last night.

Duke McCall
02-02-2010, 10:42 AM
Currently, I rely on Disturbed, Godsmack, Rob Zombie/White Zombie and Marilyn Manson for heavy lifting, but I think I will be downloading a few new ones as a result of this thread.

Collin O'Neill
02-02-2010, 02:16 PM
Rage Against the Machine-Sleep Now in the Fire

Collin O'Neill
02-02-2010, 02:18 PM
rage against the machine....pretty much all of their stuff. FTMFW.

Bullet in the head or killing in the name would be my choice though.


Both good selections, I will have to stick with Sleep Now in the Fire. Bulls on Parade is another close contender.

Timothy Scalise
02-07-2010, 12:31 PM
machtkampf - by arch enemy, ive been listening to the doomsday machine album when lifting for a while now, but this song really gets me going.

Craig Brown
02-08-2010, 08:20 AM
El Bolsero by Los Natas from Argentina.

Dominic Sirianni
02-08-2010, 08:36 PM
Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa

Jonathan Yoon
02-09-2010, 08:36 AM
Till I Collapse by Eminem

Brian Stone
02-09-2010, 08:53 AM
I'm going with Bullet for my Valentine - The Poison.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8Wd7uXIuMQ

But just about anything off that album.

Adolfo Riveron
02-09-2010, 10:48 AM
Ashes of the Wake by Lamb of God (the whole album), End of Heartache (whole album) by Killswitch, and most rap- espcially Jeezy

Adolfo Riveron
02-09-2010, 10:51 AM
pantera - i'm broken

+1
along with floods, cemetary gates, and this love

Dominic Sirianni
02-09-2010, 11:15 AM
always listening to:

Bad Brains - the ROIR album
Minor Threat - discography
Op Ivy - Discography
Fugazi - all albums

William McDaniel
02-09-2010, 11:30 AM
Dominic had the first decent post in this whole thread:

Mine by training type:

OL--New Rose by The Damned
PL--Polish by Fugazi
Metcon--Teenage Riot by Sonic Youth

Mike ODonnell
02-24-2010, 09:57 AM
I wish I could wear an Ipod playing hockey....would add this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWJCPXRxo2U

Mike Kerce
02-24-2010, 09:59 AM
Astro Zombies by The Misfits. Roadrunner by Modern Lovers would be a very close second. man i would hate to have to choose just one!

Gant Grimes
02-25-2010, 09:50 AM
Dominic had the first decent post in this whole thread:

Mine by training type:

OL--New Rose by The Damned
PL--Polish by Fugazi
Metcon--Teenage Riot by Sonic Youth

-5 for mentioning metcon.

travis earp
02-25-2010, 11:44 AM
-5 for mentioning metcon.

Any way you can pull a douchefit and make the word 'Metcon' appear as '******' on these forums?

William McDaniel
02-26-2010, 11:49 AM
-5 for mentioning metcon.

Touche'

Well played sir!

William McDaniel
02-26-2010, 11:55 AM
I'm a pretty calm person, and I almost reach a meditative state before big sets. If I'm at home, I choose a Zeppelin/Floyd station on Pandora and let it ride.

If I had to choose one, it would be "No Quarter" from "Houses of the Holy."

-1 for corporate rock (I don't have the power to assess a -5)

Scott Kustes
02-26-2010, 05:41 PM
-1 for corporate rock (I don't have the power to assess a -5)
You consider Zeppelin corporate rock? Linkin Park is corporate rock. Nickelback is corporate "rock". Zeppelin is pretty far and above more innovative than anything that most people would consider corporate rock. But I guess if it's played on the radio, it must be corporate rock, eh?

travis earp
02-26-2010, 06:18 PM
You consider Zeppelin corporate rock? Linkin Park is corporate rock. Nickelback is corporate "rock". Zeppelin is pretty far and above more innovative than anything that most people would consider corporate rock. But I guess if it's played on the radio, it must be corporate rock, eh?

Agreed. Jimmy Page was/is a genius. Not sure how anyone could classify Zep as corporate rock.

Joe Hart
02-26-2010, 06:46 PM
Well Sherman lets get in the way back machine...
I think that if anyone can ID what cartoon that was from, realises that Led Zepplin is not corporate rock. Granted I am not a big fan of Zep, but they did contribute quite a bit to rock. I happen to like Robert Plant going solo though...

William McDaniel
02-26-2010, 08:09 PM
Wow! Six posts in and I'm already makin' enemies. Typical for the 559. If Zep is your cup of tea then party on. Music is like art or women you know beauty when you see it and everyone sees it differently. However, big record contracts, big stadium concerts, big limos, big drug habits, big play on commercial radio...sounds like corporate rock to me.

travis earp
02-26-2010, 11:17 PM
Typical for the 559.

Just noticed... I'm sorry that you have to live in Fresno. :(

Gant Grimes
03-02-2010, 01:15 PM
Haha. Damn, William's a hard grader. I have to confess I've never been much of a indie guy, so I wouldn't know.

This Saturday I pressed 200 for a set of 4 while listening to Abba's "Chiquitita." Is that sacrilegious?

Mike Kerce
03-02-2010, 01:21 PM
Haha. Damn, William's a hard grader. I have to confess I've never been much of a indie guy, so I wouldn't know.

This Saturday I pressed 200 for a set of 4 while listening to Abba's "Chiquitita." Is that sacrilegious?

last week i did a Wendler Deadlift set to DeBarge's Rhythm of the Night....so.....

Craig Brown
03-02-2010, 02:24 PM
Just noticed... I'm sorry that you have to live in Fresno. :(


I saw a great punk show in the early '80's in the sticks just outside fresno. Big Jed & the Flatbeds and Primer Grey.

I love Sonic Youth but Death Valley '69 works better for me for lifting than Teenage Riot.

Mike Kerce
03-03-2010, 11:59 AM
II love Sonic Youth but Death Valley '69 works better for me for lifting than Teenage Riot.

Teenage Riot isn't bad for a faster paced workout. i agree i wouldn't really want to lift to it.

a current fav for me while lifting is Sleep's "Dopesmoker"...at over an hour long (of heavy sludge awesomeness) it easily covers my whole workout.

Dominic Sirianni
03-03-2010, 12:00 PM
Sleep!!!!

Mike Kerce
03-03-2010, 12:05 PM
Sleep!!!!

Sleep, indeed.

Dominic Sirianni
03-03-2010, 12:06 PM
I have seen HoF quite a few times and Sleep is one of the best. We have Floor and Torche down here in Miami to keep us under.

Mike Kerce
03-03-2010, 12:11 PM
I have seen HoF quite a few times and Sleep is one of the best. We have Floor and Torche down here in Miami to keep us under.

I haven't really listened to too much HoF, but i'm a big fan of Om, the other band to come out of the former Sleep members. saw them play at like 3:00AM in Barcelona. pretty awesome. Torche is fantastic. now that is a face melting live show. a friend just hooked me up with Floor - i haven't listened to that much of it just yet. from what i understand it's the old band of alot of the Torche guys, right?

Dominic Sirianni
03-03-2010, 12:16 PM
Yah its Steve from Torche's old band. Savage. Torche plays a few Floor songs during most live sets. All miami guys...

Mike Kerce
03-03-2010, 12:18 PM
Yah its Steve from Torche's old band. Savage. Torche plays a few Floor songs during most live sets. All miami guys...

yeah i'm from Jacksonville so they come through here pretty frequently. I've seen them twice. great shows.

William McDaniel
03-05-2010, 08:59 AM
I saw a great punk show in the early '80's in the sticks just outside fresno. Big Jed & the Flatbeds and Primer Grey.

I love Sonic Youth but Death Valley '69 works better for me for lifting than Teenage Riot.

Being in the sticks outside of Fresno is basically being in the sticks outside of the sticks. That being said, Fresno had a thriving Hardcore scene in the 80's. Many great bands came through town and Capital Punishment was probably the best thing going locally. I saw Primer Grey more than once (the details have begun to get fuzzy).

BTW, how about Star Power?

Tony Cox
05-08-2010, 03:10 PM
It would have to be either "Lose Yourself" by Eminem or
"Big Shit Poppin" by T.I.
or almost anything by DMX

I like loud, upbeat, violent music when I lift, and music that talks about going out fighting to get yours.

Chris Wood
05-08-2010, 03:21 PM
The entire Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star album.

"The Platypus Strut" by Ohmega Watts.

I just can't get into metal or 70's Big music for lifting/conditioning.

Alex Bond
05-08-2010, 06:03 PM
"You've Got Another Thing Coming" by Judas Priest. I have never, ever failed to get the number of reps I wanted with this song on.

Grissim Connery
05-09-2010, 04:13 PM
Wow! Six posts in and I'm already makin' enemies. Typical for the 559. If Zep is your cup of tea then party on. Music is like art or women you know beauty when you see it and everyone sees it differently. However, big record contracts, big stadium concerts, big limos, big drug habits, big play on commercial radio...sounds like corporate rock to me.

maybe this is a late reply but whatever.

i've always referred to it as "safety bands." it's like bands that people can say they like without fear of really catching flak. classic rock in general can slide in this category, but bands like red hot chili peppers are more modern ones.

i mostly listen to grind and beatdown, but recently this has been nice

"diamonds aren't forever" - bring me the horizon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kynUSL8fr_4

Kevin Shaughnessy
05-10-2010, 09:33 AM
Heres the one I would pick, not because I think it really fits in with lifting per se but just because I like it alot at the moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zy60YGs81k&feature=related

Matthieu Hertilus
05-10-2010, 05:05 PM
The entire Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star album.

I just can't get into metal or 70's Big music for lifting/conditioning.

Definitely a great choice Chris. One of my favorite albums of all-time

Chris Wood
05-15-2010, 09:44 AM
One of my favorite albums of all-time

Me too. "Rock, Rock Y'all" from ATCQ's The Love Movement and "Next Universe" by Mos Def from the Soudbombing II compliation are some good singles as well.

Darryl Shaw
05-22-2010, 04:33 AM
I was doing a bodyweight circuit last night when Bad Bad Boy by Nazareth came on the radio - link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWiVb1zhme0).

Crank up the volume and it makes an excellent workout song. :D

Matt DeVoe
05-25-2010, 07:31 PM
DragonForce - Through the Fire and Flames <--(Epic x Infinity)