Your WOD, Your Jams

Motivation is a tricky thing with our workouts. It comes and goes in waves depending on any number of factors. Is it cold out? Did you get enough sleep? Are you mentally in the game today? How sore is your body now? I know when I’m looking for motivation and really need to dig for it, first I take a nap. Nap complete. Onto the next necessary ingredient for pump up; music. You all have your own preferences and favorite songs to listen to before, during, and maybe even after a workout. Sometimes it even determines your levels of motivation and how fast you actually move. The coaches would like to hear what song/bands/artists motivate you when you’re faced with the task to do a certain amount of work as fast as you can. Sometimes the best moments coming here are the 10 seconds before the workout starts and all you here is a couple of loud notes as you’re staring the WOD right in the face. Maybe it’s when you come out of your own head in the middle and hear your favorite part of a song that actually pushes you to move again, faster. No matter what it is, we want to know about it so maybe next time you hear 3..2..1…GO!, you also hear your jams.

February 8, 2012
Strength:

Deadlift 3-3-3-3-3

WOD:
50 Pull-ups
100 Air Squats
50 Calorie Row

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  39 comments for “Your WOD, Your Jams

  1. Jen G.
    February 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    “Black and Yellow” always pumps me up for some reason. Probably because it used to be played daily (okay, hourly…), and I just associate it with crushing a WOD.

    Plus Pittsburgh is in my favorite state.

  2. Frank
    February 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I second this.

    Bring it back! (Please)

  3. POPE
    February 8, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Kanye West / Jay-Z – No Church in the Wild.

    • POPE
      February 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      DL – 140kg (145kg x 2) – matched old PRs
      WOD – 10:55 (ring rows for pullups due to bad shoulder)

  4. Scrappy
    February 8, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Nicki Minaj & Drake — Moment 4 Life
    Lady Gaga — Marry the Night
    Kanye & Rihanna — ALL OF THE LIGHTS
    Pretty much anything on Jay-Z’s Blueprint III album

    …I will bring a playlist ASAP, it takes me back to my mixtape days.

    DL — 100kg, UGLY in a cat-back way
    WOD — 10:12Rx, likely with an extra 10 air squats just in case

    • Daisy
      February 8, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Kanye & Rihanna ALL DAY!!! Love that jam! I’d also add:

      50 Cent – Down on Me
      Kardinal Offishall – Smash the Club (totally dumb artist name, but the song gets you moving)
      Kelly Rowland – Commander
      La Roux – Bulletproof
      Like a G6 (I don’t know the artist)
      Lil Wayne – 6 Foot 7
      David Guetta – Memories

      and our usual LMFAO (shots, party rock, sexy and I know it, etc….)

  5. Caroline C.
    February 8, 2012 at 9:17 am

    BON JOVI!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Caroline C.
      February 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Bummer – am I the only 80′s rock fan?? Lol

      DL: 77kg PR!!!
      WOD: 11:51 w/2 red

      I also hold the top fish game score for the day (so far) – 1500. Challenge to you evening folks to beat that! I <3 video games!

  6. Rachel
    February 8, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Yikes, my form looks terrible in that picture! Definitely need to work on rowing…

    My vote is for classic hip-hop! Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Cypress Hill, Arrested Development, LL Cool J, Tribe, Public Enemy, etc!

    • Ben S
      February 8, 2012 at 9:30 am

      yes!!!

      • JT
        February 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

        “Public Enemy Radio” is an internet station available through iTunes. That is what I personally have on when doing my heavy lifting @ CFSV in the mornings… maybe I’ll use it for the class WODs tomorrow!

    • kevin
      February 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

      yep, yep, yep (head nodding vigorously)

    • Rachel
      February 8, 2012 at 11:31 am

      For those of you with spotify :http://open.spotify.com/user/corycavin/playlist/4fJvoT2mz5cpxYAMpUEtTg
      This is my current workout playlist! Thanks to some other spotify user for doing all the work!

    • Ben S
      February 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      except for Eric B & Rakin’s “Don’t Sweat the Technique”, which might send the wrong message…

      • Ben S
        February 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

        ahem..Rakim

        • Rachel
          February 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

          Oh, good call! Maybe sub in some J5 for that one!

      • JT
        February 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm

        EB&R: “No Omega”, “Paid In Full”, “Microphone Fiend”. At least.

  7. Ben S
    February 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Public. Enemy.

  8. Laura
    February 8, 2012 at 10:07 am

    rise against-give it all

  9. Jess B
    February 8, 2012 at 10:43 am

    DL: 70kg
    WOD: 10:02 w/ 2 red bands….thank you 5:30 for the rower education!

  10. Shorty
    February 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Here are some suggestions:

    Hip Hop:
    Lil Wayne – I’m a go getta
    Black Star – Hater Players
    Ghostface Killah – The Champ
    Notorious B.I.G. – Brooklyn’s Finest (ft. Jay-Z)
    OutKast – B.O.B.

    Electronic:
    Ratatat – Seventeen Years
    Justice – Canon
    MSTRKRFT – Bounce (ft. N.O.R.E. and Isis)
    Girl Talk – Play Your Part (Part 1)

    Rock:
    Sleigh Bells – Tell ‘Em
    White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
    Nine Inch Nails – Only
    At the Drive-In – One Armed Scissor
    Les Savy Fav – The Equestrian
    Incubus – New Skin
    Death From Above 1979 – Turn it out

    Whoa, I got a little carried away with that…

    • haley
      February 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      where’s the brand new and early november?? come on shorty!

      • Shorty
        February 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

        the one OBVIOUS song I was missing was Brand New – Seventy Times Seven

  11. Cal
    February 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    i’m a HUGE fan of eminem, lose yourself and bones collapse

    but also find myself jamming to:
    estelle feat. kanye – american boy

    and pretty much any other rap tune. especially awesome if i’ve never heard the unedited versions and having a mid wod reaction (usually laughter)

  12. kk
    February 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Power Clean: 70kg

    WOD: 9:21 Rx

    Thought I’d catch an ailing Dan P on this one, but pullups took too long.

  13. Kate H
    February 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I’ve never comment but couldn’t resist this thread.

    I don’t think these have been mentioned:

    Beastie Boys: Sabotage
    Jay-Z: Dirt Off Your Shoulders
    Kanye: Power, See Me Now, School Spirit, Champion
    Kid Cudi: Cudderisback, Make Her Say
    Sleigh Bells: Kids
    ODB: Shimmy Shimmy Ya

  14. Dan P.
    February 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    DL – 152kg
    WOD: 8:01 Rx

    Wow. Looking forward to checking out all these tunes. Long Post for me today. When I’m not working or working out, I’m usually listening to music. Figured I’d share with all of you. Turn. It. Up.

    Metal
    When I first started working out I was all about heavy metal. I know it’s not for everyone. My older brother is the lead singer of a thrash metal band called Unearth, so that helped me acquire the taste for it. Plus having your brother scream at you during workouts is something that not too many people have the luxury of enjoying. Here are three of my favorites.
    Unearth – Endless: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqjkBqvDq6U
    Lamb of God – Ruin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFm9v0wvEnw&ob=av2e
    Sick of It All – Take the Night Off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzAEzF__FIM

    Heavy Electronica
    This is my new favorite type of workout music. I’ve been hearing Skrillex around the box lately, and enjoyed some Daft Punk earlier today. This stuff is great to WOD too because of the heavy bass and breaks. The repetitiveness also helps me to concentrate on the work in front of me.
    Major Lazer – Pon De Floor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxD_7S7bl8k
    deadmau5 – Some Chords: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEQMkzjcLEA&ob=av2n
    Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h-HnjaSrz8
    Sleigh Bells – Comeback Kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiwcUdX7XMw&ob=av2n

    Rap/Hip Hop
    This is where my collection lacks the most, but here are a couple favorites.
    Jay-Z and Danger Mouse – Encore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbXLp2z6xL4
    Busta Rhymes – Touch It: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNSxVaqp-8w&ob=av2e

    Always look for new stuff!
    I think new songs keep the workouts fresh and help to prevent boredom. Here’s something I discovered last week. It’s an unreleased track from an upcoming artist. Yes, unreleased, but we all know there are ways of getting what we want.
    Azealia Banks – Bambi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQQeOoNrqDs

  15. Pat
    February 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Coming Soon: Skrillex and dubstep playlist…womp womp

    • JT
      February 8, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      > implying that skrillex is dubstep
      GB2/mu/

      (Just kidding. I would <3 a good dubstep mix.)

  16. Dan P.
    February 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    DL – 152kg
    WOD: 8:01 Rx

    Long Post for me today. When I’m not working or working out, I’m usually listening to music. Figured I’d share with all of you. Turn. It. Up.

    Metal
    When I first started working out I was all about heavy metal. I know it’s not for everyone. My older brother is the lead singer of a thrash metal band called Unearth, so that helped me acquire the taste for it. Plus having your brother scream at you during workouts is something that not too many people have the luxury of enjoying. Here are three of my favorites.

    Unearth – Endless: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqjkBqvDq6U
    Lamb of God – Ruin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFm9v0wvEnw&ob=av2e
    Sick of It All – Take the Night Off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzAEzF__FIM

    Heavy Electronica
    This is my new favorite type of workout music. I’ve been hearing Skrillex around the box lately, and enjoyed some Daft Punk earlier today. This stuff is great to WOD too because of the heavy bass and breaks. The repetitiveness also helps me to concentrate on the work in front of me.
    Major Lazer -Pon De Floor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxD_7S7bl8k
    deadmau5 – Some Chords: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEQMkzjcLEA&ob=av2n
    Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h-HnjaSrz8
    Sleigh Bells – Comeback Kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiwcUdX7XMw&ob=av2n

    Rap/Hip Hop
    This is where my collection lacks the most, but here are a couple favorites.
    Jay-Z and Danger Mouse – Encore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbXLp2z6xL4
    Busta Rhymes – Touch It: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNSxVaqp-8w&ob=av2e

    Always look for new stuff!
    I think new songs keep the workouts fresh and help to prevent boredom. Here’s something I discovered last week. It’s an unreleased track from an upcoming artist. Yes, unreleased, but we all know there are ways of getting what we want.
    Azealia Banks – Bambi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQQeOoNrqDs

  17. Dan P.
    February 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    DL – 152kg
    WOD: 8:01 Rx

    Turn. It. Up.

    Metal
    Unearth – Endless: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqjkBqvDq6U
    Lamb of God – Ruin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFm9v0wvEnw&ob=av2e
    Sick of It All – Take the Night Off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzAEzF__FIM

    Electronic
    Major Lazer -Pon De Floor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxD_7S7bl8k
    deadmau5 – Some Chords: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEQMkzjcLEA&ob=av2n
    Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h-HnjaSrz8
    Sleigh Bells – Comeback Kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiwcUdX7XMw&ob=av2n

    Rap/Hip Hop
    Jay-Z and Danger Mouse – Encore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbXLp2z6xL4
    Busta Rhymes – Touch It: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNSxVaqp-8w&ob=av2e

  18. BK
    February 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    DL:150kg; WOD 9:50 rx.
    Previous pull up max-12, today got 21 on the first set….we won’t talk about the following sets.

  19. Shorty
    February 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    DL: 140kg
    WOD: 8:16rx
    Pull ups weren’t the fastest, but kept moving on the squats and row. Nice job 6 pm!

  20. Adie
    February 8, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    DL: 80kg
    WOD: 7:47rx
    Petey Pablo- Show Me the Money

    • Mandy
      February 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      DONE AND DONE. I LOVE THIS SONG.

  21. Howard
    February 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    DL: 140kg (150×2) – need to work on keeping shoulders tight and back
    WOD: 7:15 Rx

    Waka Flocka – No Hands

    • Frank
      February 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Beastly time! Nice job.

  22. Frank
    February 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    DL: 180×1, 140×3
    WOD: 8:05 Rx

  23. Ruben C.
    February 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Anything Jay-Z or Kanye (or both ie. Watch the Throne)

    Electronic: Daft Punk, Justice, Avicii

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