WARNING: THIS MUSIC MAY CAUSE RECURRING NIGHTMARES, PARANOIA, AND/OR SHIN SPLINTS. LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK.
1) Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams
First, you need some motivation and optimism for the long trial ahead…you shall win the Olympics of exercise! You shall conquer!!! Endurance, strength, power: you have it all.
2) The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
So much for the babying. This is about a girl who is chosen to die as a sacrifice to the gods. And though it may start out a little slow, you can tell. So you can either start listening right when it gets crazy or take advantage of that nice, slow intro.
3) The Planets, Op. 32: Mars, the Bringer of War by Gustav Holst
WAAAAAAARRRR. PREPARE YOURSELF FOR BATTLE.
4) …To Die For by Hans Zimmer (from The Lion King)
Kind of an outlier in this list, I know, but this piece will always be terrifying. ALWAYS.
RUN, SIMBA, RUN!!!!!!!!!
(These next three are particularly effective if it’s kind of dark or foggy out:) Continue reading “The Only Exercise Playlist You’ll Ever Need”