By Alex Zakrzewski, Online Editor
Every awesome workout needs an awesome soundtrack. The right music at the right time has the inexplicable ability to turn an otherwise dull and lifeless routine into a blood-pumping, plateau-busting, weapon of mass construction. Don't believe us? Just ask any experienced trainer and they'll tell you about that one favourite track they turn to whenever they need an extra jolt of motivation before going toe-to-toe with the iron.
Here at MuscleMag,
our staff of highly trained musicologists have compiled what we consider to be the definitive list of top training tracks. We're fully aware of how different musical tastes are and there are many, many more titles that could have easily been included. As always, we welcome your comments to let us know which ones we missed and which ones we got right.
Below are the first five titles on our list. Be sure to check back soon for the Top 5!
10. Iron Maiden – The Trooper
Only Iron Maiden could take a boring poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson and turn it into one of the most adrenaline inducing songs ever recorded. With its galloping rhythm, piercing guitar harmonies and blaring vocals, this track is sure to make you want to run – possibly to the hills!
9. Fort Minor – Remember the Name
Although this song is about what it takes to make it in the music industry, its message of hard work, perseverance and determination goes hand in hand with any kind of physical training. Maybe that’s why it’s featured in every second homemade sports/training montage ever posted on YouTube.
8. Rammstein – Du Hast
Who knows what they’re saying or what this song is even about – it doesn’t matter! All that matters is how angry it makes you as you prepare to put those weights through the worst punishment they’ve ever experienced. Need a spot? NEIN!
7. Disturbed – Droppin’ Plates
The title of this song alone earned it a spot on our list. However, the adrenaline doesn’t end there. If this earsplitting track doesn’t make you want to hit the weights with newfound rage then you should probably check yourself for a pulse.
6. Three 6 Mafia – It’s A Fight
Every good workout is a merciless, no holds barred slugfest between you and the iron. This epic fight track is guaranteed to fire you up as you give those plates an attitude adjustment they’ll never forget.