There’s no doubt about it that music is a motivator. In fact, new research shows that good tunes boost your immune system and is more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety before a surgery.
Depending on the type of music you’re listening to, you can feel more relaxed or more alert and focused thanks to the chemical effects on the nervous system. However, the study shows that no matter what tempo the music is set, if you’re familiar with the song, it will relax you.
While the following hand-picked songs are not necessarily relaxing, they are sure to keep you alert, focused and even aggressive during a hard cardio and weight-training session. Schizophrenically switching between rock and roll, metal, hip hop and, yes, even some fist-pumping tracks, we’re sure you’ll stay pumped during your workout.