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Old 11-12-2014, 06:21 AM
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Work Out Music

Just curious... for those of you who work out/run/exercise, what songs do you listen to? Darlene Zschech is my favorite, and the songs from her "Revealing Jesus" album have been constantly playing on my phone recently whenever I'm at the gym.

I used to "limit" (for want of a better term) gospel music to more "spiritual" activities like praying and Bible reading or when travelling. I heard a preacher preach against using church music when doing aerobics, once, but I wasn't really into health and fitness that time so I really didn't think much about it. :-) Now that I am trying to be healthier, I tried it and it felt good. It helped keep my mind from distraction (worldly music playing and at least 5 TV screens are on when I'm at the gym). I found listening to gospel music a great mental and spiritual workout as well. While running, I try to focus on the lyrics of the song and match them with scripture. It's awesome! I can't remember now why the preacher I mentioned about preached against using gospel music for exercise. What do you guys think?

The Bible says that whatever we do, in word or deed, we have to do it in the name of the Lord Jesus. Bodily exercise profiteth a little, yes. But it still profiteth! And if you are exercising to take care of God's temple, it can be an act of worship and I don't see any reason why it would be wrong to listen to gospel music when exercising. Perhaps because certain exercises are choreographed dances? That must be it! LOL. I don't do Zumba and I can't imagine doing Zumba to the beat of any gospel song. But that's just me.
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:42 AM
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I can't listen to gospel music while exercising. Just, no.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:54 AM
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I can't listen to gospel music while exercising. Just, no.
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Do you listen to any type of music at all? (while exercising)

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Walking is my exercise, and the music I listen to is the wind blowing through the pine trees
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:06 PM
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Walking is my exercise, and the music I listen to is the wind blowing through the pine trees
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:09 PM
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I know it is not possible for everyone as they may live in the city where it is hard to get to a quiet peaceful place by yourself. But many of the best moments of my relationship with the Lord have been just me, my dogs and the Lord as I walked or hiked along enjoying the beauty He created for us to enjoy.
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:17 PM
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I can't listen to gospel music while exercising. Just, no.
ok the last time I brought up the Talking Heads, it wasn't meant as a suggestion as much as to compare how even music considered secular by many might be spiritually centered...lol.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:17 PM
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Straight from my workout list (warning: I like my workout music fairly heavy ):

Thousand Foot Krutch (Like a Machine, Untraveled Road, Born This Way, Set Me On Fire, Let the Sparks Fly, Courtesy Call)
Manafest (Fire In the Kitchen, Bring the Ruckus, Avalanche)
Da Truth (Who Am I, Man Up)
Family Force 5 (Cray Button, Ghostride the Whip, Love Addict, Earthquake, Supersonic)
KJ-52 (Superhero, Whoop Whoop, Let's Go, Rock On, Gimme Dat)
Lecrae (Don't Waste Your Life)
Mary Mary (Something Big)
Skillet (Not Gonna Die, Hero)

I *have* to have upbeat music for workouts. There is NO way I could workout to Kari Jobe or Hillsong. I would take a nap instead.
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Straight from my workout list (warning: I like my workout music fairly heavy ):

Thousand Foot Krutch (Like a Machine, Untraveled Road, Born This Way, Set Me On Fire, Let the Sparks Fly, Courtesy Call)
Manafest (Fire In the Kitchen, Bring the Ruckus, Avalanche)
Da Truth (Who Am I, Man Up)
Family Force 5 (Cray Button, Ghostride the Whip, Love Addict, Earthquake, Supersonic)
KJ-52 (Superhero, Whoop Whoop, Let's Go, Rock On, Gimme Dat)
Lecrae (Don't Waste Your Life)
Mary Mary (Something Big)
Skillet (Not Gonna Die, Hero)

I *have* to have upbeat music for workouts. There is NO way I could workout to Kari Jobe or Hillsong. I would take a nap instead.
Thanks for the list and the warning! :-)

Not accustomed to listening to metal but I don't necessarily avoid it. I added Mary Mary's Something Big and looked up Manafest's music and added "Bounce." Tried them yesterday and today. So far, so good. :-)

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If I am running I listen to ARMY cadence from when I was in the infantry. If I am doing strength training I listen to nothing because music distracts my concentration. I work out at home so I don't have to listen to background noise.
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