culture The Best Heavy Metal Songs for Working Out  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite metal songs to play when you are wailing on your pecs or whatever.

If you’re looking to put together a metal exercise playlist, this list is for you. Any effective workout playlist needs energetic and upbeat songs to keep you going, whether you’re lifting weights, running, or otherwise bettering your body. No one wants to be mid-squat, jamming out, and have a bummer song suddenly hit their ear buds.

Some of the best metal workout songs have what any heavy metal workout song should have: a great melody. The right melody can help boost your mood, and inspire you to keep going, even when you’re sure you’re ready to call it quits. Peak music equals peak performance.

Another key component of a hard rock exercise playlist? Songs that have memorable lyrics, preferably motivating ones. Metal fans who work out regularly likely have their own favorites – but if you don’t, these metal songs for working out are a good place to start. From Metallica’s epic “Master of Puppets” to Megadeth’s “Hangar 18” to “Bodies” by Drowning Pool, each and every one of these heavy metal songs for exercising are sure to get you moving, and keep you moving.

Vote for your top choices, add your own if they’re not listed, put together your playlist, and then, hit the gym. Hard.

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Master of Puppets Metallica

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Enter Sandman Metallica

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Strength Beyond Strength Pantera

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The Vengeful One Disturbed

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Hangar 18 Megadeth

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Duality Slipknot

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The Beautiful People Marilyn Manson

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Chop Suey! System of a Down

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Killing in the Name Rage Against the Machine

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Paradise City Guns N' Roses

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Mouth for War Pantera

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Bodies Drowning Pool

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Laid to Rest Lamb of God

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I Stand Alone Godsmack

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Children of the Grave Black Sabbath

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Back for More Five Finger Death Punch

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The End of Heartache Killswitch Engage

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Push It Static-X

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Mother Danzig

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Destroy Everything Hatebreed

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Not Falling Mudvayne

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Alone Bullet for My Valentine

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Nightmare Avenged Sevenfold

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Primo Victoria Sabaton

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