Gym Flow: Hip Hop Workout Bangers

Good Morning! You're probably reading this as I'm leaving the gym and trust & believe, I look busted. Then again, I always look better going in than going out. Like many, I have a love/hate relationship with the gym. Although, I can attest that 83.7% of the time, I love the gym. However, those 5:00am "wake up" calls from my trainer or my friend to ensure we make it to our morning session can go rot in hell *insert eye roll emoji*. Regardless, there is something to be said about slipping on my Under Armour (my favourite brand besides Nike) workout gear & my custom sneakers every morning. There's an understated level of cool confidence I have when I go to the gym; my swag and demeanor are altered, probably because...

  1. I look and feel hot. 
  2. I feel accomplished almost immediately. Getting to the gym & going inside is the easy part for me. Getting ready for the gym is another story. 
  3. It's another hour or two of getting lost in the music. Which leads me to the following:

At this point, I think we all can agree that I listen to variety of music (Reflection & Reverie playlist || Summer Playlist). However, I don't think I've ever really posted much about my love of Hip Hop. Now, I'm not going to go into the history of hip hop and it's evolution; we don't have time for that. Instead, I'm sharing with you my fond appreciation of what Hip Hop and Rap does for me when I'm in my workouts. Whether it's slow & steady beats for my before & after stretching, beats with a lot of bass to get through those last few reps during squats (because this girl likes to go all the way down *winks*), skull crushers, & deadlifts, or those fast jams that get me through my cardio, there is something for every moment of my workout. Plus, it ranges from artists like NWA, Marky Mark, Drake, Run DMC, A$AP Ferg, Missy Elliot, Outkast, David Banner, Macklemore, & more. 

This playlist is formatted in the way that my workouts tend to flow: stretching, warm-up, weights, cardio, cool-down/stretching. However, I switch it up (thanks "shuffle") because I don't lift every day or do cardio every day. However, if you're an avid runner, I would suggest listening to the playlist to find which songs sync with your preferred mile pace. Take what works for you. This is also a phenomenal playlist for getting ready in the morning. Either way, it's yours to listen to at your leisure. Now just have the fun of imagining me in my workout gear and bending over as I do my deadlifts, or when I get on all fours for glute kickbacks. The guys at the gym tell me it's a pretty good view!

LJ, xx



P.S. Click the image below or the following link to get where you need to go, the playlist.