2.13.2013

Ultimate Rock Workout Playlist for Guitar Players


The first thing I'd like to put on the table, is that I'm not at all opposed to rap and hip-hop, at least not good rap and hip-hop.

I've found that as a fan and "consumer" of the guitar and its related music, there is always reason to branch out into other genres and types of music, rap included.

Though if you happen to play guitar and also be an avid gym goer, you might have noticed somewhat of a lack of appreciation for the music you love in the gym. I know I have. It's all made up of really aggressive rap of hip-hop, which for me, just doesn't do a good job of motivating.

My solution was to get my own rock workout playlist together and buy a decent pair of noise cancelling ear buds.

I figured that if I was listening to music anyway, I might as well get to pick what it was.

This is a list of the music that I would soon choose, and have since found to be extremely motivating during a workout, which is something that like guitar, I'm also very passionate about.

If you share the same interests, and have had trouble finding workout playlists online that aren't primarily made up of Eminem and Jay-z, here are some alternative choices that you might not have thought off.

These songs all fit the following categories:

  • Emphasis on guitar.

  • Aggressive and motivating tempo.

  • Hard Rock or Modern Metal

Let me know in the comments section below: What songs would you add to this list?

Thanks for reading!

Rock Workout Playlist
Tool -- Vicarious
Rock Workout Playlist
Linkin Park -- Hit the Floor
Rock Workout Playlist
Soundgarden -- Spoonman

Rock Workout Playlist
A Perfect Circle - 
The Outsider [Apocalypse Remix]
Rock Workout Playlist
Limp Bizkit - Just Like This

Rock Workout Playlist
Korn -Thoughtless


Rock Workout Playlist
Smashing Pumpkins - 
Heavy Metal Machine
Rock Workout Playlist
Lost Prophets - Make a Move

Rock Workout Playlist
Nickelback - Saturday


Rock Workout Playlist
Kid Rock - Born Free
Rock Workout Playlist
Godsmack - Greed
Rock Workout Playlist
Godsmack - Rocky Mountain Way

Rock Workout Playlist
ACDC - Rock and Roll Train
Rock Workout Playlist
Alter Bridge - Come to Life
Rock Workout Playlist
Pillar - Shine (Collective Soul Cover)

Rock Workout Playlist
P.O.D. - Messenjah


Rock Workout Playlist
Puddle of Mudd - Nothing Left to Loose
Rock Workout Playlist
Three Days Grace - Home



Rock Workout Playlist
Disturbed - Stricken
Rock Workout Playlist
Spiderbait - Black Betty
Rock Workout Playlist
The Used - Pretty Handsome Awkward

Rock Workout Playlist
Skillet - Hero
Rock Workout Playlist
Taproot - Again and Again
Rock Workout Playlist
RATM - Renegades of Funk

Rock Workout Playlist
Theory of a Deadman - Low Life
Rock Workout Playlist
Saliva- Family Reunion
Rock Workout Playlist
Motley Crue - Kickstart My Heart

Rock Workout Playlist
Saliva - King of the Stereo
Rock Workout Playlist
Staind - Just Go
Rock Workout Playlist
Incubus - Privelage

Rock Workout Playlist
Nickelback - This Means War
Rock Workout Playlist
Kid Rock - American Bad Ass
Rock Workout Playlist
Alter Bridge - Save Me (Elektra Soundtrack)

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