Alternachicks - Rockin' Out at the Gym

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02-23-2006, 10:13 PM
Okay, I've been trying to figure out what some good new music would be to add to my ipod that would be good to exercise to. The bands whose music seems to be fairly fast paced and intense enough to keep me going are like Mindless Self Indulgence, System of a Down, and Sum 41. Does anyone have any suggestions of music along those lines that would make a good addition to my ipod's workout playlist?

Thanks <333

02-23-2006, 10:20 PM
Hehe, I love MSI! :) Well, I listen to a LOT of Industrial/synth-pop/darkwave/symphonic could try some Dance Industrial, such as Razed In Black...very good beat! I also like working out to Combichrist and Icon of Coil. The Birthday Massacre (who I'm going to see on April 1st!!! WHEE!!!!) is very upbeat (in an evil sort of, but it's synth-pop for the most part, and it seems perky, even if the lyrics aren't such....."nice" things sometimes. :)

02-23-2006, 10:24 PM
lol, thanks for the suggestions :) It's sometimes weird listening to bands like System and MSI and thinking, "Wow, if only the old lady next to me could hear this..." I like a wide range of rock, from pop punk to heavier stuff, but I find the heavier stuff is better at the gym. It helps to release all of that stress, don't you think?

02-23-2006, 10:30 PM
i agree. just about my favorite band to work out to is Lords of Acid. They sometimes have the most foul of lyrics, and i sometimes wonder the same thing... if the person next to me can hear the lyrics. But it gets me going, and that's all that's important. :)

02-23-2006, 10:38 PM
Definately! And I really like the dancey industrial stuff, cuz it keeps me MOVING! Maybe the old lady would like it, and sing, "I love my mommy cuz she fu#*ed my dad"....:o

02-23-2006, 10:40 PM
OOOOH!!! Lords of Acid! Good choice!

02-23-2006, 11:49 PM
Well if I want to get my mind off the time I'm on the treadmill I listen to my favorite band.. Evanescence. I love them, I've never listened to a band more or liked so many songs:).

02-23-2006, 11:56 PM
I can't really listen to them when I work out...doesn't pep me up enough! Same with Lacuna Coil...absolutely LOVE them, but just can't work OUT to them! *sigh*

02-24-2006, 12:35 AM
Well, I guess my taste in music isn't so out there then. :)

Hmm... :chin: Lords of Acid, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Electric Hellfire Club, Shamen, Pop Will Eat Itself, Die Warzau, Offspring, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Sisters of Mercy... :dance: :dancer:


02-24-2006, 12:57 AM
Skinny Puppy :D

Sheep on Drugs, Assemblage 23 , Ramstein, Front 242 , Static X, Mudvayne, Korn . . .

A band called Gem - you may recognize their music from the ad for the movie Ultraviolet.

02-24-2006, 01:14 AM
Seems like we have a lot of the same musical tastes. I'm also a Velvet Acid Christ fan. So much music, I swear...

02-24-2006, 10:56 AM
I personally like Kidney Thieves, Jack off Jill, and Msi to work out with.. System of a down works alright for me as well. I found a band called Lady Tron that is cool.. I just reninvented my garage into a person gym I set up my t.v and dvd player right in front of my recumbent bike. I watch one episode of The L word or some other 45 min show.. Its great.

02-24-2006, 04:04 PM
I just reninvented my garage into a person gym I set up my t.v and dvd player right in front of my recumbent bike. I watch one episode of The L word or some other 45 min show.. Its great.

Neato! I just bring my ipod with me to the gym, set it on the exercise bike, and watch The Office while I pedal. I listen to music on the treadmill though. That's too bouncy to watch much of anything, even on the TVs they have there!

Thanks for all the suggestions <3

02-24-2006, 05:54 PM

02-24-2006, 09:57 PM
Velvet Acid Christ = awesome!

It's great to see some diverse musical tastes here!

Du Hast by Ramstein is a great power workout song.

VNV Nation and a band called Pale A.D. (alterntive techno rock) at

02-25-2006, 04:29 AM
omg i can't believe someone else besides me has heard of pop will eat itself! thats another one on my faves list for working out. and i also love electric hellfire club and don't know anyone where i live that has heard of them.

totally different type of music, but i also love flogging molly for working out.

02-25-2006, 01:24 PM
Back when I lived in upstate NY (fingerlakes/Rochester area), there was a decent alternative radio station that's nothing like anything I've found anywhere else in the country. It's public, too, so it's not full of stupid ads and talk talk talk (although they do have local community service/night-club ads). They also turn the waves over to some of the high school radio clubs during after-school hours, so you actually get to hear good music put into rotation that's not pop-Britney-Spears stuff.

Since nobody's paying them to play their music (like other stations), they play whatever they like, which usually equates to Indie, and the listeners vote what comes into and what goes out of rotation. There are a bunch of colleges around to offer these listening-audience play-list opinions too. And since the weather is so friggin' depressing, angsty alternative is popular. ;)

It used to be a tiny little station without much coverage, but they upgraded their antenna a few years ago, so you could get them all the way from Syracuse to Buffalo.

They also have a web-cast if anyone wants to listen to them (for ideas) while sitting at your desk.


02-25-2006, 01:45 PM
I mixed it up, and walked on the treadmill to Zeromancer today, and it really made the time go by extremely fast.