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    I'm writing a short piece for the Hero website www.hero.ac.uk, about new research which suggests listening to the right kind of music can boost your endurance in exercise.

    Does anyone here have specific kinds of music or particular tracks that they listen to while in the gym/jogging/etc.? Would you be prepared to comment on why those tunes help you perform (or maybe why they just make it more fun?)

    cheers,
    Charlie
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    I like to listen to dance, the beat helps me keep going, gives me a steady and it makes it more fun, so id no't focus on how hard i'm actually finding it. xx
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    Macho man by the village people :rofl: i listen to it when im working out, its a funny tune.
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    (Original post by mousey)
    I like to listen to dance, the beat helps me keep going, gives me a steady and it makes it more fun, so id no't focus on how hard i'm actually finding it. xx
    Yeah me too! I think its the best kind of music for aerobic type exercise! Here's a thing I'd like to see....dancing is a type of exercise (by dancing I mean the kind you do at a party) but there aren't really any types of places that are cheapish and have a proper sound system and space to dance except clubs which can cost a bomb and are only usually open to over 18's. There should be places where you get a similar thing but without the alcohol and you go for as long as you like. Does that make sense?
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    call on me - eric prydz
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    the soundtrack from the rocky films. absolutely love working out to those songs, very motivational.
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    I like dance too. Or sometimes when I'm on the treadmill I'll listen to Eminem, wor some other type with a really good strong beat in the back. Lose Yourself is great for jogging to!
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    any music that gets u psyched up or moving, i do alot of weight lifting and usually before a session i listen to something fast paced with a heavy/constant beat .. trying to focus on the session ahead. i suppose it depends on the person but as i say anything that gets u "psyched up" is fine..
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    Generally Rock/Indie with a good beat - Current favourites are 'Do you want to?' by Franz Ferdinand, 'Pushing the senses' by Feeder and that song by the artic monkeys.
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    The only time I use music while exercising is while erging, and in that case it has to be cheese. Some of the boys like dance stuff with a really heavy beat but I don't like that because it's not generally in time with me, whereas with cheese it gives something to take your mind off the fact that your legs and lungs are about to explode. We have a perfect mix CD in the boathouse for doing rate build pyramids over 30 mins - it starts with stuff with a beat to keep you going at low rate 20/22, and builds up so that at the 15 minutes point you get "Livin' on a Prayer" (Halfway theeeere! ) followed by Summer of 69 which is one of my favourite songs ever, really inspires you to keep going when you're still trying to rate high even though you just want to fall off. I think one of the last ones before you finish is "I will survive" which at that point is very fitting.

    Sorry, that was a long rant about half an hour's worth of music, there is other stuff that works, but that combination is a good one
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    fast paced and loud

    ANyone heard of Energy by DJ-B & Compulsion?

    That keeps me going on the treadmill!!!
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    I like to listen to fast rock, i notice on the cross trainer i go faster when the music is fast.
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    Jay-z and Linkin Park's collision course album is good! Heavy beats, good pace.... find i can push myself when listening to that!
    Basement Jaxx is another favourite... plug it in, do your thing and red alert are my favourite songs there!
    N.E.R.D- she wants to move is another fave!

    Lou
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    All the club classics get me in the mood for exercise/dancing...
    E.g.
    Strike - U Sure Do
    N-Trance - Set U Free
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    i normally dont like rock music but queens of the stoneage - go with the flow, is realllllly good for exercise. That and of course the prodigy - breathe, the agression helps alot
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    ohhhhhhh dance is cool
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    Dance is GREAT!

    ANyone heard the mixed by MTM...?
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    i listen to. The best barbeque albumn ever, abba, now 61 (although i will have to listen to now 62 when it comes out, girls aloud. Andrew lloyd webber divas!!.
    and the radio. I am a singer so music is everything to me. I record songs so have to listen to music and watch singers!!

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    i go to the gym 6 days a weeka nd therefore listen to music but not all the time as just listening to people chat is ok and i sometimes go with a friend so listening to music is hard!!

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    dont stop moving!!!
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    I like to listen to songs I really like whilst running, because it distracts me from the fact that I am, well, running (I really hate running). But vaguely-theme-related songs are good too. At the moment, my favourites are:
    Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
    Tavernes - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
    Busted - Air Hostess
    Salt n Pepa - Push It
    Village People - Macho Man
    Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
 
 
 
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