I'm very particular about what I listen to when I work out. I prefer rock songs that tend to have more aggression. I spend time running to relieve stress, along with lifting. I cannot listen to slower songs just because I tend to feel myself get lazy, and I don't want to defeat the purpose of my workout.

Below is a list of my top picks on my playlist for the gym. Your best bet is creating a playlist if you are as picky as me, or else random club songs will sneak up on you at the gym. Not that it's a bad thing, but I'd prefer not to fall off the treadmill while attempting to dance.

Enjoy these songs and rock out while you work out:

  1. "Adjustments" - Smile Empty Soul
  2. "White Rabbit" - Egypt Central
  3. "Comin' In Hot" - Hollywood Undead
  4. "Monster" - Skillet
  5. "So What I Lied" - Sick Puppies
  6. "The Beautiful People" - Marilyn Manson
  7. "Realign" Godsmack
  8. "I Think Bad Thoughts" - Danko Jones
  9. "Gorgeous Nightmare" - Escape the Fate
  10. "Welcome to the Family" - Avenged Sevenfold

By the way, Godsmack, Skillet, and Egypt Central will all be at Q-Ruption in August. Don't be afraid to add all each of the bands' songs to your iPod. You could even make a Q-Ruption playlist!