When I’m working out, a lot of the time it feels like the only thing I can focus on is the activity I at hand. Each step feels like a fire burning from my ankles up to my thighs, the sound of silence blocked by my own breathing makes working out an uncomfortable, difficult task. Music is a way to eliminate this and focus on the rhythm of a song rather than on the action of working out.
For me music makes my workouts go by faster and keeps me pumped up. Whether it’s a run or a lifting session, the right music has always seemed to aid in my workout motivation. I depend very heavily on the beat of the music to help me keep a pace for running and many other forms of cardio. I’m always in need of good songs to motivate me to work out and these are some of the ones I’ve found to be the most effective for getting me hyped up and ready to go.
Active Workout Songs:
Bad Bad Bad (feat. Lil Baby) – Young Thug
Blood // Water – Grandson
Bounce Out With That – YBN Nahmir
Come & Go – Juice Wrld
Hot (feat. Gunna) – Young Thug
Jump Out the Window – Big Sean
Man of The Year – Juice Wrld
Midnight Memories – One Direction
Oh Okay (feat. Young Thug & Lil Baby) – Gunna
PICK IT UP (feat. A$AP Rocky) – Famous Dex
Pure Cocaine – Lil Baby
Ric Flair Drip – Offset & Metro Boomin
Rubbin Off the Paint – YBN Nahmir
Turks (feat. Travis Scott) – NAV & Gunna
VIBEZ – DaBaby
After working out I feel like just laying down and doing nothing, but I always make a point to stretch out my muscles after a workout. This active recovery completes my workout and makes sure I don’t wake up sore the next day! After hyping myself up with music during my workout, I play more relaxing music while stretching.
Here are a few of my favorite stretching songs:
Down Below – Roddy Ricch
Happiness – Rex Orange County
Immortal (feat. The Game) – Trippie Redd
Let’s Do It Again – J Boog
Shoota – Playboi Carti
The Motion – Drake
Wishing Well – Juice Wrld
Wonder – Shawn Mendez
Even when you feel like you may be at the last push of your workout, where your body is draining and aching, just know your body can do more. For me, I just need the right song and the right beat, and the right mentality to keep me going. These songs are the ones that get me hyped up and motivated. They help me to do my best and keep pushing even when I feel like I have nothing left in the tank.