10 CrossFit Songs to Help You Crush Your Next WOD
Match the variety of your CrossFit workout with hard-hitting beats from Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, and more badass artists the next time you visit a box
Diehard fans swear by CrossFit's signature mix of strength and conditioning exercises that draw from aerobics, gymnastics, and Olympic weight-lifting. While the routines themselves may be eclectic, the intensity is a constant. To match that feverish pitch, we've compiled a list of equally hard-hitting rock, rap, and electronic tracks.
While the songs below come from the three genres above, they can also be broken down into two sub-categories of intensity: uncompromising vocals and uptempo beats. If you get more of a charge from the lyrics of a song, check out the latest from Kanye West or the pair of surprisingly aggressive songs from Rihanna and Drake. If a driving rhythm is more likely to get you in motion, start with one of the songs above 130 beats per minute (BPM)-like the bracing contributions from Metric and Nine Inch Nails.
The list also features a pair of collaborations that highlight the best of everything here: a club/rock track pitting Afrojack against 30 Seconds to Mars and Kendrick Lamar's hip-hop update of an Imagine Dragons hit. In short, the CrossFit approach to fitness provides lots of variety while increasing the pressure; this mix does exactly the same thing. So when you're ready to turn up your workout a notch, turn up these ten tracks as well.