Saturday, November 11, 2006

Gym music 1

I haven't posted for a while and I started this post a couple of weeks ago. So sorry its late.

I have been trialing some music for while I am at the Gym. I need to create some rules for gym music. So I'll start here and give some feedback on music used so far.
Rule 1. Gym music must be loud enough to drawn the music piped into the gym.
Rule 2. Gym music mustn't make me want to engage too much, singing along or anything else is not advised.
Rule 3. Gym music must motivate me to run.
Rule 4. Gym music needs to keep me interested for at least 45 mins.
The Best of Divine Comedy
Meets all the criteria above. Although I occasionally find myself singing along (Rule 2). Gets off to a good start with National Express, it has a good tempo for the cycle warm up. It has enough different styles to keep interest going. I recommend this track on your iPod.
Mozart Requiem
Surprisingly, meets all the above criteria, this is probably the best music to use. It has a slow, quiet start, that is OK, but quickly moves onto good loud stuff. Keeps me interested all the way through. In all a good use of time to make yourself fit and listen to some staggeringly good music. I can't sing along.

I have some more to follow. I may revise my rules. Any suggestions for trials would be gratefully recieved.


Dan Elson said...

When we did the CAP run I ran to a Youngblood Brass Band version of Stevie Wonder's passtime paradise. Try that (Al has it).

I'll think of some more and get back to you.

Ooooh try the ride of the valkiri!!! It'd just be comical to run to that.

Will said...

I don't think you can beat the Rocky soundtrack if you really want to work hard.

It may do strange things to your ego though - one danger could be trying to lift weights way beyond your league after listening to it.

I always listen to it when I'm working out at the gym.

I'll lend it to you.

John said...

try something in waltz time. Works a treat on the Ski Master! ;-))

(I've never tried it, but I can imagine you'd do yourself all manner of injurys doing anything in 3/4)

Aaahh..One, two, three....clunk!)