Friday, February 22, 2013

Workout Song of the Week: Young the Giant

Alternative rock can be a great motivator fitness-wise under the right circumstances.  The perfect example of this is my latest workout song of the week: Young the Giant "My Body"

This song is great for getting motivated because in addition to its steady, building beat, the very lyrics of the song embody what a lot of us need during our workout, that push to continue. "My body tells me no, but I won't quit, 'cause I want more..."  The chorus alone is enough to give you that extra push you need!  It's a great song to have blasting when you're trying to run off your stress on the treadmill or do that extra set of pushups.  In doing a little research (and by research, I mean Wikipedia) it turns out the song actually came about due to the band letting out their frustrations during a particularly challenging time.  That message definitely translated through and made this song a great motivational jam to turn on when you're ready to really work!

Sidenote: It doesn't hurt that this song was used in one of the very first episodes of the show "Teen Wolf" on MTV (Don't judge me!), so every time I hear it I can't help but picture a super hot, buff lacrosse player/werewolf working out and getting fit, which is great motivation!

1 comment:

  1. Adding to my list now, this is good! Mine is currently tons of rap. Trick Daddy's Take It To Da House is my fav :)