Ever watch a movie and think: “Wow, I actually want to go work out right now.” I know, I know…it might sound a little crazy. But for those of you who know what I’m talking about…you understand what types of movies come to mind. Personally, I automatically think about “Rambo”, “Bourne Identity”, “Karate Kid” just to name a few. This week on “Top Tunes Tuesday”, it is my pleasure to share with you the Top 3 Soundtracks that make me push for my potential while on the treadmill and/or elliptical.
For that long steady run: Mr. & Mrs. Smith. This album is perfect for those times you just want to clear your mind. Instrumentals by John Powell are my personal favorite and definitely does the job! Tracks to Consider:
For that extra push during intense cardio: Girl Talk’s “Feed the Animals.” I know…this isn’t a movie soundtrack, but this is the only exception I will make because it is hands down, the only album I listen to during my intense cardio workouts! See for yourself, you will not regret it. In fact, it’s pretty much become the soundtrack to my life!
For pumping that iron: Rocky. If Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” isn’t enough to get you lifting your heaviest weight, I don’t know what will. This album always has me reaching for my potential, mostly because I keep picturing Rocky running up those stairs and jumping up in down in victory at the very top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
What movie soundtracks do you like to play on your ipod while at the gym?
Research assistance provided by Monica Lobo, RD.