Archive for November, 2012

The Top 20 Best Boxing Tunes to Get Pumped Up for your Workout!

We might be a bit biased, but really there’s nothing better than throwing on your headphones, slipping into your gloves and taking it out on a heavy bag for an hour. But when you just need to zone out and work on some cardio, you need to have a great playlist that motivates you and keeps you moving.

We realize music is a very personal thing, but we think there’s a general consensus that upbeat and energetic music makes a great workout song, so we’ve put together our list of the Top 20 Songs we think should be on every boxer’s playlist.

1. Machinehead – Bush

2. Galvanize – The Chemical Brothers

3. Bleed American – Jimmy Eat World

4. Bombs over Baghdad – Outkast

5. When you were young – The Killers

6. Get me bodied – Beyonce

7. Stronger – Kanye West

8. Eye of the tiger – Survivor

9. Testify – Rage against the machine

10. Everlong – Foo Fighters

11. Song 2 – Blur

12. Lose yourself – Eminem

13. The Distance – CAKE

14. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

15. D.A.N.C.E. – Justice

16. Mama said knock you out – LL Cool J

17. We will rock you – Queen

18. Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz

19. All I do is win – DJ Khaled

20. Numb – Linkin Park

What do you guys think? Disagree and think we’re full of it? Have your own tunes to add? Let us know what you think!

Life Unboxed: Thrown Off Path by the Hurricane

So no workouts have happened over the last two weeks – the first week due to a nasty cold that was going around the office; the second due to Hurricane Sandy, who wiped out large swaths of the five boroughs and one New Jersey in less than 24 hours. With trains still not running properly, I’m two weeks without a solid workout and I’m feeling it.

I know that I should continue eating well and working out a bit at home, but staying motivated is a lot easier when your bed isn’t five feet away and you have someone to yell at your to get off your ass. And besides, natural disasters bring out the worst eating habits in people. Fear of flooding drove me to eat chocolate chip cookies and pasta for the better part of a week. Needless to say, I’m overdue for a jog and some circuit training.

I also haven’t stepped on a scale over the last week – not sure I want to go there at the moment. The good news is that  I don’t seem to have gained a lot of weight – maybe a pound total.

My biggest issue is that I’m starting to lose some of the tone I had started developing around my stomach and my thighs. And that’s no good. I’ll be resuming my workout tomorrow once I make it  back into the city. Here’s hoping I don’t have to relive my first two weeks all over again.