Monday, December 12, 2005

No Lunkheads

What do do you listen to to while excercising?
I freely admit classical music isn't high on my all-time greatest hits for the gym. but check out this list of classical music recommendations for gym rats. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "Sweatin' to the Oldies". Choice quote: "All four concertos as well as the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini are packed with surging emotions that will push you into your aerobic zone." More.


Tam said...

For working out, it's gotta be Baroque. That's what the motor rhythms are for.

Waterfall said...

One of the best aerobics classes I ever attended had classical music to a dance beat. I know--GROAN! But it was really great for aerobics. If I remember right, it was sort of an "opera's greatest hits" medley, and most of it was Mozart. I would cringe to hear such a thing in "real life," but it was one of the most energizing workouts I'd ever had.

Unknown said...

Well, having just come from the gym with Beethoven's "Eroica" streaming through the headphones I can't say I see any issue with classical music with the aerobic workout. I wouldn't use it in a non-individual workout environment but for me it's all about breaking up the monotony of exercise by giving the mind something else to focus on.

The Well Tempered Blog said...


You touch on my problem. My mind gets too distracted by the music. I start to pay attention to the music and next thing you know I'm falling off the elliptical cross-trainer. :)

On the other hand, I don't mind it driving. Go figure.