Talk about an impressive guy: Olympian silver medalist hurdler Kerron Clement also holds the indoor world record for the 400-meter sprint, is ridiculously handsome (what? we’re all mostly girls here), and is even nice enough to share his personal playlist with us! He’s also combines some spirituality in his sports too: “Sometimes listening to gospel music for me puts me ‘in a zone’ before training or competing,” Kerron says. Interesting!
Bonus: After the songs, we reveal a little more inside dish on 26 year-old Trinidadian-born Kerron.
5 songs you love to warm-up to:
- “Rain on Us,” Earnest Pugh
- “Make me Over,” Tonex
- “Thats Why I Praise You,” John P Kee
- “Fantasy,” Mariah Carey
- “Always be My Baby,” Mariah Carey
5 songs that get you really motivated:
- “Dance (A*$),” Big Sean
- “Rack City,” Tyga
- “Fireball,” Willow, featuring Nicki Minaj
- “Ayy Ladies,” Travis Porter, featuring Tyga
- “Man Down,” Rihanna
Interesting Notes Kerron Told Us:
Q: Off the topic of playlists…what do you think makes you such a successful athlete?
KC: My will to overcome many obstacles in my sport truly fuels me to be the best. I’m determined to excel at everything that I do.
Q: Do you have a mantra and if so, what is it?
KC: “Make it happen.”
Q: What is your immediate goal in your sports career? What about down the road?
KC: My goal is to be both the Olympic Champion in the 400-meter hurdles and world record holder in that event. Down the road, I’ll take it one step at a time.
Q: Are you single? If yes, do you prefer girls who run?
KC: I’m single, but I don’t prefer a girl who runs—just someone who loves to stay in shape. Fitness is key to a healthy lifestyle.
Sometimes you need more than a good beat to push you through a workout…or to get you started on any workout at all. The songs below never fail to boost my mood and have helped me pick up the pace on runs:
- “Skyscraper,” Demi Lovato
- “Raise Your Glass,” P!nk
- “More,” Usher
- “Dog Days Are Over,” Florence + The Machine
- “Strip Me,” Natasha Bedingfield
- “Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5
- “Hell on Heels,” Pistol Annies
- “Get Outta My Way,” Kylie Minogue
Tell us: Which songs are your go-to mood boosters?
Being healthy isn’t all about getting energized for a workout; taking a break to relax is just as good for you, too. So when we found out that last Monday was “National Relaxation Day,” we asked our Twitter followers for the tunes that help them unwind. Play these songs to help you snooze soundly tonight or for a welcomed break in your busy workday.
- “Re: Stacks,” Bon Iver
- “Sunrise,” Norah Jones
- “Pretty Wings,” Maxwell
- “Slow Motion,” David Gray
- “On the Radio,” Regina Spektor
- “The Lazy Song,” Bruno Mars
- “Upside Down,” Jack Johnson
Tell us: What relaxing songs are on your cool down playlist?
Got a music playlist you want to share with us? Send your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org and it might be featured on a future Music Monday post!