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50 Workout Songs For Heavy Lifting and Hitting PR’s
Let’s cut to the chase. We aren’t about playing the love music from below a lady’s window while wearing a leotard and goofy hat. We’re about lifting heavy stuff and get jacked as hell. That isn’t going to happen while listening to nature noises or Marvin Gaye. Great workouts don’t start with a solid warm up. They start with the best workout songs for getting hype and ready to do some heavy heaving.
We’re here to break hearts or break PRs, and we’re all out of romance.
What better way to get the PR party started than the absolute best workout songs to hit the music scene in recent years? After all, how many rap music videos do see where the people aren’t having a dope time?
Yeah, you’re right- none. It’s almost, sort of, scientifically proven that hype music guarantees better PRs. So we’re here to give you the perfect dose of just that with a list of the best workout songs currently filling airwaves.
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Tastes in music are like bodybuilding competitions, much of it is rather subjective. However seeing our selection criteria for the best workout songs for heavy lifting helps make the selections easier to understand.
Anyone following my content here on IIFYM.com already knows I make at least one rap reference in nearly every article I write. Partially because I’m just that swag, but also because it helps balance out all of my nerd talk. So this playlist had a hefty dose of recent rap, peppered with plenty of other high-energy genres; so you can rap, rock & rave your way to your best workouts yet.
…easily two or three workouts’ worth of PR breakin’, heaving liftin’, gainz makin’ music for your enjoyment.
2 Chains might start a riot, but we felt this article needed a bit more structure to provide the absolute best workout songs for your heavy days. That being said, there were some criteria we implemented to help guide the selection process and give some context to our selections for the best workouts songs to lift heavy and break PRs with!
Criteria for the Best Workout Songs for PRS
- Beats going as hard as your try-hard friends trying to impress women at the bar.
- Lyrics about slinging weight (namsayin?) grinding for success, or simply being the man in your city. Who needs Tony Robbins speeches when you’ve got Tyler The Creator pumping you up before squats?
- Songs that dropped within the past 5 years.
- Nothing, I mean NOTHING, sentimental. Save the crying for your mama. We’re here to break PRs.
- Rap, Rock or EDM, because it’s about to be a PR house party up in here.
Below is a culmination of time well spent researching the best workout songs and matching criteria, test driving the selections through some pretty dope PRs (if I do say so myself), and possibly some faux stage time and raving inside my apartment.
What resulted were fifty of the best workout songs selected to comprise just short of three hours of listening time. That’s easily two or three workouts’ worth of PR breakin’, heaving liftin’, gainz makin’ music for your enjoyment.
|1||Bad and Boujee||Migos ft. Lil Uzi Very|
|2||Ball Player||Meek Mill ft. Quavo|
|3||Beats Knockin||Jack U, Skrillex, Diplo, Fly Boi Keno|
|4||Betray and Degrade||Seether|
|6||Catch Me Outside||Ski Mask the Slump God|
|7||D Rose||Lil Pump|
|8||DEATHCAMP||Tyler, The Creator|
|11||Domo23||Tyler, The Creator|
|12||Don’t Panic||French Montana|
|15||False Alarm||The Weeknd|
|16||Febreeze||Jack U, Skrillex, Future, Diplo|
|17||Feel Me||Tyga, Kanye West|
|18||Fist Pump||Waka Flocka Flame ft. B.O.B|
|19||Flex Like Ouu||Lil Pump|
|21||Freestyle 4||Kanye West|
|22||Get Right Witcha||Migos|
|23||Headshot||Waka Flocka Flame|
|25||I Got The Keys||DJ Khaled, Jay Z, Future|
|26||I Ride||DJ Khaled, Boosie Badazz, Future|
|27||I Serve the Base||Future|
|28||Iced out my Arms||DJ Khaled, Future, Migos, 21 Savage|
|29||Jungle Bae||Jack U, Skrillex, Diplo, Bunji Garlin, MX Prime|
|30||Kingpin||RL Grime, Big Sean|
|31||Live Life Hard!||Soulfly|
|32||Loaded||G-Eazy, DJ Carnage|
|33||Met Gala||Gucci Mane, Offset|
|34||Next||Lil Pump ft. Rich the Kid|
|35||No Complaints||Meto Boomin, Migos, Drake|
|36||No Effort||Tee Grizzley|
|37||No Flag||London on the Track, Migos, Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage|
|38||On Sight||Kanye West|
|41||Phone Jumpin||Dave East, Wiz Khalifa|
|42||Plain Jane||A$AP Ferg|
|43||Sacrifices||Big Sean, Migos|
|45||Trouble on my Mind||Pusha T ft. Tyler The Creator|
|46||Turn Around||Borgore, Dan Farber|
|47||Turn Down for What||DJ Snake, Lil Jon|
|48||Vibin In This Bih||Kodak Black, Gucci Mane|
|49||What in XXXTarnation||XXXTENTACION, Ski Mask the Slump God|
Pre-gaming is for the kids, we pre-gain around here, and boy are we good at it. Earbuds bumpin’ with the best workout songs available, knocking back that pre-workout supplement strong enough to wake the dead, and chalking up your hands more than a middle-aged woman powdering her face- it’s time to get to gaining!
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We weren’t about to drop the best workouts songs on you then force you to manually find them on your own. Feast your earbuds on the official IIFYM Heavy Hitters playlist coming soon on Spotify! The best workout songs for those PR sessions will be just a click away. Now drop it like a squat and slang that weight.