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A Lollapalooza 2012 Gym Playlist Will Rock Your Workout

The 2012 Lollapalooza line up was just announced. More than 130 artist will take the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park this August. During 20 years, the music festival has seen many changes, but one thing remains the same, music is priority number one. This year’s festival is loaded with great music and more.

Lollapalooza 2012 will take place August 3-5. While you’re eagerly awaiting the show, grab our Lollapalooza 2012 gym playlist and get festival fit while rockin’ out to some of the headliner’s hits.

2012 Lollapalooza Gym Playlist

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge” (Blood Sugar Sex Magik,  Sept.1991)

2. The Black Keys – “Tighten Up” (Brothers, May 2010)

3. Black Sabbath – “Iron Man” (Paranoid, 1970)

4. Florence and the Machine – “Dog Days are Over” (Lungs, July 2009)

5. Passion Pit – “Sleepy Head” (Manners, April 2010) (more…)

Coachella Festival Workout Mix

Last year, the organizers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announced they will be having two concerts over consecutive three-day weekends this year, April 13 to 15 and April 20 to 22. There’s good reason: last year’s festival sold out its 75,000 tickets in six days.

Before the announcement, this year’s roster fueled wild speculation, with detailed investigations on tour schedules for suspected artists to see if they were open on those dates. Now that the lineup has been announced, here’s a workout playlist from some of those who will be performing: (more…)

Hottest Songs of 2011 Workout Mix

Usually when you make New Year’s resolutions, you are looking forward. But when you are trying to put together a workout playlist, you have no choice but to look in the rear-view mirror.

Here are some of the hottest songs from 2011 that charted on Billboard and a few that caught the critics’ attention as well. Of course they also have to be inspiring when you are ready to sweat.

Hottest Songs of 2011 Workout Mix

1. LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It

2. Foster the People – Pumped up Kicks

3. Lykke Li – Get Some

4. Foo Fighters – These Days (more…)

Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Post Turkey Day Mix

While I somehow managed to not gorge myself this past Thanksgiving, I know that most people can’t say the same. I say this not in judgment, since I’m usually just as guilty of being in a turkey and gravy coma by mid-afternoon. If you managed to ingest a few thousand extra calories, it’s time to start working them off.

Since it will take you about a week’s worth of exercise just to get back to where you started, let’s make this cardio workout playlist a wee bit longer. (more…)

Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Something Old, Something New

As I get older, I find myself more and more entrenched in my musical ways. I love exploring new music, but I think I love discovering older music even more. It’s either intense nostalgia for a perceived superior past or a slow approaching midlife crisis. Either way, as long as I use that passion for good, who cares, right?

To show that I’m not just turning into an old(ish) fogy, I’d like to put forth a workout mix that blends some of the great music out now and some from yesterday. (more…)

Gym Music Playlist of the Week: A Cool Fall Music Mix

Fall is at our doorstep. Soon, the leaves will be changing, and of course, falling. That doesn’t mean you have to fall off your exercise routine.

Don’t let the cooler weather and less sun get your cardio in a rut. If you’re bored with your workout routine, now is the perfect time to shake things up and make sure the inclement weather doesn’t get you down. It’s especially important for guys like me to step it up a notch, because football season means more beer and snacks on the weekend.

Here’s a peppy playlist from some of my favorite new indie rock artists, mostly fresh finds for me, and a few that have been around for a while: (more…)

Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Go the Extra Mile

If you run at a moderate pace for 30 minutes, you’re probably going to burn in the neighborhood of 400 calories. Remember that the next time you decide on a couple after-work alcoholic drinks or that pie for dessert, which means you need to do an extra cardio session just to get back to even.

Actually scratch that thought, it’s too much of a downer. Just make sure you take the time to consistently get your cardio in and the occasional indulgence will be made up for. Maybe add a few minutes to each workout this week as well! Here’s a fresh workout mix to keep you going this week for those extra few minutes:

Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Go the Extra Mile (more…)

Gym Music Playlist of the Week: MTV Turns 30

MTV turned 30 this week. Thirty years ago, August 1, 1981 to be exact, MTV debuted with The Buggles “Video Killed The Radio Star,” and since then reality TV has long ago killed the video star. Plenty of people have grumbled about the absence of music videos on the most famous music video network, so I won’t go further down that road.

The road I will go down, though, is a nostalgia trip down memory lane. Here are some high energy songs from the golden age of MTV to help with your next workout. They also happen to have all been played on the first day MTV aired: (more…)

Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Best of 2011 So Far

Maybe it’s a bit early to do a “best of” music list for 2011 – the years go by too fast as it is – but I thought it would be cool to take a look back at the roughly first half of the year and see what might actually work in the context of a workout mix.

So, do as I do and get lost in a new workout playlist. Some of these songs are from artists who have been around for a long time and others are fresh new faces on the scene. All of them inspire me creatively and put me in a place where I can forget that I’m exercising. (more…)

Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Summer Workout Mix

While summer is all about getting outdoors more and having fun, it’s also a great time to be more consistent with your workout routine. Why not enjoy the weather and burn a few calories at the same time?

Maybe most of us aren’t out of school with nothing to do for the next two months, but we can still take the time to combine a little of something we all love (great weather) with something most of us do because we really should (exercise). Here’s a list of songs that will make your next summer workout a little more enjoyable: (more…)