Please Don’t Stop the Music ….

I have always been a HUGE fan of music in my workouts! A good beat can make everything better. When a workout is hard, music makes you push through, when you want to quit, you can focus on the beat and keep going. Over the years I have noticed that I can take a class with good music and push much harder than if the music is mediocre.

There will be times when I am working out that I will actually ask the instructor (who is usually my husband), if he can change it to a more up beat tune or blast the music.

My favorite type of workout is to throw on some really good hip hop or rock jams, put the volume so loud that you completely absorb into the beat. You can’t hear your breath, the person next to you, and you can’t focus on how badly it hurts; you focus on the music and it makes everything better!

I always knew music was a vital component at the gym, but here is a really good article from on exactly why.

What are some of your favorite songs CPM’ers that you want to hear while you are working out?

Here are a few of mine:

1. Nadia “Pressure”
2. Rick Ross – “Hustlin”
3. Lenny Kravitz – “Are you gonna go my way?”
4. DJ Felli Fel – “Get Buck in Here”
5. Deadmau5 – “Ghosts N Stuff”
6. Linkin Park – “Faint”
7. Jay Z – “On to the Next One”

The O-Board Says…

A. 1 Rep Max Clean and Jerk

B. AMRAP 10 minutes
10 Dumbbell Rows
20 Weighted Walking Lunge
200 Meter Run

Post by: Annie