It's rare to see anyone working out alone at the gym without headphones. Music is a great motivational tool to help push you through a workout.

Music can have such a great effect on your mood that it could increase your endurance. Having great endurance will help keep your heart rate up, your blood pumping and you moving. If you are feeling lazy and tired during the workout, it could be because you aren't listening to music ... or the right kind of music.

Clearly listening to loud, upbeat music will make you work harder than soft, slow music. When creating your gym playlist on your iPod, make sure to fill it with upbeat and motivational songs.

But lyrics can also go a long way. Some of the best top 10 workout songs to motivate people have lyrics that are extremely motivational. A lot of songs send messages about pushing through hard times and not giving up. That is the perfect message for working out. Most of the time, people don't want to be in the gym.

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