Do you remember the 10 Great Fitness Motivation Tracks article from the start of January? Well, here we take a look at 10 Epic Themes Guaranteed to Kick your Training into Overdrive that can help amp you up and strike the match of motivation within you! Music is a universal language and it speaks to all of us in many ways, with or without lyrics. Instrumental music can leave an indelible imprint on your heart and psyche opening you up vast vistas of interpretation of what you’re listening to. You pay closer attention to the actual sound, rhythm, and distinct energy that flows through each note and chord and you set your pace to the pitch and vibration; fuelling yourself for your fitness with each inflection of the tone and beat. Now it’s time to set the orchestra of your own motivational symphony on fire with this powerful playlist!
War (by Vince DiCola from “Rocky IV” OST)
From one of the best and most popular movie soundtracks of our generation – the much loved story of the underdog with the heart of a winner, these movies and the music that was produced for them are like magicians for motivation! “War” is from “Rocky 4” and the greatness of this track is that you listen to it and you can see the movie playing right before your eyes – it’s like a double whammy motivational hit! Be like Rocky, climb that mountain and your opponent is your own inner-Draaaaggggooooooo!
The Eagle Lands (by Paul Hertzog from “Kickboxer” OST)
An inspired, timeless track from the original “Kickboxer” movie that literally makes your spine tingle as it transports you away to another dimension, a new land of possibility! It boasts a continuous beat with a beautiful Thai-inspired oriental undercurrent running right through it that ideally sets the tone for the Van Damme training scene in the movie – and can do the same for your training too! Do you remember the tree scene?
For the Win (extended version, by Two Steps from Hell)
Two Steps from Hell came together in 2006 to write original, inspiring and powerful music for movie trailers, TV adverts and programmes. The Two Steps team are Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix and together they have created some truly amazing instrumentals, they released their first album ‘Invincible’ in 2009 (and concerts are coming soon!). Need a nudge to go for that run? This track will give you all the speed you need!
Marathon (from “300- Rise of an Empire” OST)
This track carries with it a vibe of pure strength, courage and fortitude – a heavy beat with powerful breaks intertwined. It’s an awesome one to fire you up and set light to your bodyweight workout or weight training routine! ‘Feel the burn’ as soon as the beat kicks in!
Gonna Fly Now (by Bill Conti from “Rocky” OST)
Back to “Rocky”…the early days! “Gonna Fly Now” moves and motivates you, it encourages all the training montages from the movies to whizz through your mind space, are you feeling strong now? Won’t be long now…running up those steps, jumping those hurdles. This’ll help you to just keep going!
Dragon – The Bruce Lee Story (by Randy Edelman, main theme)
A truly empowering piece from the great movie “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”, it literally fills you with self belief and hope in its sound and synergy. All music takes you on a mental journey and this one transports you somewhere beautiful…where anything is possible!
Fighting Stronger (remix, from “Creed” OST)
Rocky comes back on the scene for a brief interval as part of the epic soundtrack remix from the movie “Creed”. It’s new music by Ludwig Goransson but remixed with the original Bill Conti score; it’s a more current sound and a twist on the original that actually works…stay strong!
Archangel (by Two Steps from Hell)
Coming back to the Two Steps team for this awesome construction of sound! It breathes with a warrior-like life force. Music paints a picture that sometimes only you can see, have a listen and see where this song leads you and how it makes you feel!
Rasa (from “Colossal” OST)
A wonderful instrumental composed by Michael Kenneth Marino for the movie “Colossal” starring Anne Hathaway. A gradual build up at the beginning in this track sparks off into something rather special…it unwinds, absorbs and draws you in, picking up momentum mid-way through. A great one to run, jog, dance or cycle to!
Going the Distance (by Bill Conti from “Rocky” OST)
Are you feeling like you’ve had enough of your workout and are struggling to get through it, or you need to hit the gym but feel a little lacklustre? Three words and the image of Rocky tell you a different story…Don’t give up! Your success lies in the process and going the distance!
We hope you have entered into some new insights about yourself and received renewed inspiration and vigor. Life a dance of fantastic, dynamic energy and Zen-quiescence, so after training and exploring the vibrant and distinctive sounds of the themes above, take some time to wind down, contemplate, and enjoy your achievements with a few rewarding stretches. Do come back and venture into the world of instrumental dimensions whenever to you need a motivating kickstart – ignite yourself to achieve great things! Any other epic themes you’d like to share? Comment below or @keepfitkingdom !