Here’s the blog that I know at least one of you is waiting for. Admittedly this is probably one more than the usual number of people interested in what I write.
Personally I find it very difficult to train without music, like I find it very difficult to train with other people, in the sense that when I’m running or whatever I’m very much in my own head, with my own thoughts, having my own personal battle with myself. So the music I listen to is picked specifically for training. It’s loud, its aggressive it’s hard hitting. We are taking about stuff like Marilyn Manson, M.O.P, and Eminem. If it’s loud and has guitars in there’s a fair chance I’ll listen to it. When it’s playing I’m dead to the outside world, I’m just focussed. I’d also like to point out here that if you haven’t trained at least once to any of the ‘Rocky’ soundtracks you need to sort your life out. Music associated to ‘Rocky’ has magical powers, trust me. I’ve always found Bill Conti’s ‘Going the distance’ is immense. (Think strings and running up steps)
So maybe it’s just about having something on in the background? Who knows? Robbie has never really done it for me though I’ll be honest. Anyway, I will now present to you some of the songs I train to. Try them out, you never know, they might just make those painful and monotonous hours in the gym a little easier to bear.
M.O.P – Ante Up
Bill Conti – Going the Distance
Bishop Lamont – Wanted Man