Critical factor..... music

One of the most important factors to a good workout is definitely the type of music that is playing. I think listening to the type of music that is best suited for the kind of workout your doing will make the time go by faster and will make you more willing to do it. No one wants to be running on a treadmill to "Hello" by Adele. I'm more likely to want to workout if I have fast music playing. Each of the 4 stages of my workouts have songs that that makes it more enjoyable. These songs may or may not be new to some people, but these are my favorites (Don't worry, I don't listen to all of them everyday or I'd be at the gym all night!).  

I have different kinds of songs for each thing I'm doing. For my preworkout, which focuses on warming up my abs and legs/thighs, I listen to more of R&B/rap songs. Artists like Drake, G-Easy, Tory Lanez, Migos, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna have goos songs for the types of workouts that I do during this stage. Some specific ones that I'll listen to on a daily basis are "You Was Right" and "Team Rocket" by Lil Uzi Vert, "What They Want" by Russ, "Bad and Boujee" by Migos. These songs happen to all be explicit, but there are clean versions of the songs. I usually listen to these songs on either Itunes Radio or Soundcloud.

My second stage of my workout focuses on cardio. In this stage, I like to listen to upbeat songs. While I'm running, biking or elliptical-ing, I'll listen to songs like "Feel The Fire" by Pluto, "Keep it Mello" by Marshmello, "Waves" by Kanye West, "Hey" by Afrojack, Zara Larsson, "Where you are" by Sammy Adams, "Really Really" by Kevin Gates, "Fall n Luv" by PnB rock or "Too Many Years" by Kodak Black. I usually spend the most time in the cardio stage, so there are a lot of energetic songs that I will listen to. I, like most people, will move to the beat of the song. Theres a lot of artists that are perfect for the cardio workouts. Kevin Gates, Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Big Sean, Rihanna, Kygo, Louis the Child, Zara Larsson, Fetty Wap, and Flume. You can also find a lot of remixes on Soundcloud. I will search a song on Soundcloud and try to find the original version and it always comes up with remixes, some bad some good. For example, theres "Collard Greens" by Schoolboy Q, "Runaway" by Galantis Jaykode remix, "Revolution" by Diplo Absence Remix, "Long shot" by Trademark (cash cash x Clean Bandit x The Chainsmokers) "Spaceman" by Hardwell Carnage Festival trap remix, "Dream" by Imagine Dragons Jorgen Odegard remix, "Hideaway" by Daya Virtu remix, "What so not" by OWSLA Branchez remix, and "Gold dust" by Galantis (ARMNHMR & DATHAN heaven trap edit).

The third stage is arms which I either use weights or dumbells.  I will usually just listen to either upbeat remixes or pop. Some Soundcloud remixes that I listen to when lifting are "King" by years and years Gryffin remix, "Ridin round" by Kali uchis ft. Tory Lanez oshi redo, "Show me love" by Sam Feldt EDX's Indian Summer remix, "Say my name" Odesza RAC mix, "Kayne x big wild" hey mami remix, "Something about 0-100" (odeza x Drake), "Office muzik" by Lil Wayne x Dwight Schrute and "Stay" by Kygo feat Maty Noyes Aventry remix. Some regular songs that I'll listen to while lifting are "Caroline" by Amine, "Dead or Alive" by Jazz Cartier, "Movements" by Pham ft. Yung Fusion, "Happy Birthday" by Kygo ft John Legend and "No Problem" by Chance the Rapper. These songs have a nice beat to them which helps as you're getting those by big muscles.

Last but not least, my fourth stage is the cool down. During my cool down, I stretch everything that had been so intensively worked out. I like to listen to more slower songs when stretching. These songs include "Crickets" by Drop city feat Jeremih, "Lighters" by Bruno Mars, "Mirror" by Lil Wayne feat Bruno Mars, "Greatness" by Mark Steele, "Whatchya say" by Jason derulo, "Limelight" by Just a Gent feat ROZES, "Nothin on you" by BOB,  "Hymn for the Weekend" and "Adventure of a Lifetime" by Coldplay, "Hey ya" by Interpretation Prod. Ben Talmi & KAMAU, "Memories That You Call" by Odesza Petit biscuit remix, "United States of Pop 2008" by DJ Earworm, "Walk" by Kwabs, "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston and "Love on the Brain" by Rihanna. Some of them are somewhat fast, but there are certain parts that I like to those songs which makes "the cut" for my cool down. 

Enjoy your workout!

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