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Rap music while I work out?!; Ronnie Coleman DVD.

Have you ever suddenly craved a food that you only sort of like? That happened to me last night, but not with food: it was with my lifting music. As you probably already know, normally when I lift I like to listen to hard stuff, such as Fear Factory, Diecast, Shadows Fall, Unearth, Stampin’ Ground, Dry Kill Logic, God Forbid, Killswitch Engage and Hatebreed

…so, last night I was about to train (delts/traps/calves) and for some reason I had the weirdest craving to listen to rap music. Normally rap is not something I enjoy very much. Sure, I like the odd rap tune here and there, but for the most part rap does absolutely nothing for me. My cable company offers dozens of digital music channels, so I decided to put on the uncensored rap channel and hit the weights. I had an incredible workout and, I have to say, I really enjoyed the music. I suppose I would describe the music as less fatiguing, more dynamic and more upbeat than my usual choices. Lisa, who absolutely dreads my workouts because she hates my usual lifting music, was completely ecstatic with last night’s music choice! I peaked out from the gym a couple times and saw Lisa dancing around the house. This was great to see, because she normally curls up in the fetal position under her desk in the back office while I’m working out.

I think the reason I decided to try listening to rap music last night was because I watched Ronnie Coleman’s The Cost of Redemption DVD. Ronnie listens to rap while he’s working out, and as I watched the DVD I found the music oddly motivating. Maybe it was a combination of watching Ronnie lift and the music, I don’t know. Anyway, the DVD is great – I highly recommend it. I was so fired up and motivated after watching it that I couldn’t wait to hit the weights last night. While Ronnie’s physique is not something I aspire to, his work ethic and positive attitude are things I admire a great deal. I have to say, his breakfast is disgusting. Watch the DVD and you’ll see what I mean. I think I’ll add this DVD to my Favorite Things thread. It’s really motivational.