Thursday, October 6, 2011
Music is very important to me. It makes such a huge difference in life when you have a soundtrack. As I stated the other day, I love Singer Songwriters, but Tracy Chapman does not help you through a WOD. There seems to be 3 firmly held beliefs on what is appropriate in the gym. The first one I do not understand at all.... show tunes. We have a few gentlemen in the gym that like this style of music for working out. I just get a visceral response to this music in this setting. Do not get me wrong, I like it... just not when I am trying to lift or get through a WOD. If this music is playing I need to put my headphones on. The next style of music is Heavy Metal. This one I understand. I do not like it but I understand it. A friend of mine told me that it is like classical music. There are delicate nuances that I need to listen to it more so that I can appreciate it. I have a hard time believing that delicate and heavy metal should be in the same sentence. To me it feels like some one is yelling at me and I find that distracting. It did not work for me when I was in boot-camp, it does not work for me now. I usually put on my headphones. So, what you ask is playing through those headphones... Booty music. By booty music I mean Ludicrous, TI, Kanye West, Britney Spears, P!nk, etc. I imagine what the girls in the video look like and think: If I endure this pain I will some day look like that. Silly, I know. But it does keep me going and that is what is most important. No one ever got stronger by staring at the bar.