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10 Best Gym Pump Up Throwbacks

There’s no better feeling than being on that treadmill or stairmaster and feeling the burn to a poppin’ throwback. Enhancing this feeling by bringing these throwbacks into your whole routine makes a workout sesh a little more enjoyable, so here are ten bumpin’ beats from the past that you can incorporate into your routine:


Cardio (The Devil Herself)

1. Lip Gloss- Lil Mama

Yeah it’s poppin’, it’s poppin’” this absolute jam is poppin’- that’s for sure. Not only will it get you in the mood to take yourself for a quick run over to Sephora, but it will get you in an energetic mood to make that cardio seem to go by just a little faster.

2. One, Two Step- Ciara

This song will get you in the spirit to dance around in the middle of the gym with your best friends,  ruin some lives, and fast walk your way up a steep incline to get that better body to stay in shape.


Get Your Squat On

3. Milkshake- Kelis

Does this one even really need an explanation? Not only will the tempo of these beats give you a perfect count for your squat sesh, but will get you in the mood to bounce out at least one hundred of these bad boys.

4. Drop It Like It’s Hot- Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams

Another jam that gets you into a solid groove that can keep you going until the end of the song or the end of your session (whichever comes first). This one happens to be a personal favorite when it’s time to push out a couple sets of these glute burners.


Do You Even Lift?

5. Candy Shop- 50 Cent

Although a seemingly odd choice, this bop has a beat that makes even the most basic and boring lifting sessions rhythmic. Having a solid rhythm when you’re lifting can help you get through those sets a little bit faster and can help you keep track of where you are in your routine.

6. Tipsy- J-Kwon

Another weird pick, but another bouncin’ beat. Maybe it’s just me, but I like to have a rhythm when I’m lifting weights, and I find that this song has a solid beat that continues throughout its entirety without changing too much.


Leg Day Everyday

7. Rock Yo Hips- Crime Mob

This one is all about that beat. No matter what kind of leg workout you do, this jam will prepare you to do it all. I find this one particularly helpful when doing any workout with resistance bands.

8. Toxic- Britney Spears

If you don’t play some Britney throwbacks while you’re at the gym, you’re doing things all wrong. For me, just knowing how physically fit Britney Spears is gives me motivation, but her songs all have energy that will help you keep a rhythm- especially this one (just don’t be that person that starts dancing around the gym).


Core, Core, Core  

9. Bedrock- Young Money and Lloyd

There is just something about this throwback that actually makes me want to do sit-ups or crunches. The underlying beat can get you into a great flow that will get you pumping out those sets like never before.

10. Promiscuous- Nelly Furtado and Timbaland

This subtle jam that often gets forgotten about is one that can make doing core routines a little less grueling and a little more enjoyable. No one can lie and pretend to enjoy doing sit ups, so you might as listen to a bop while you do it.  


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