Reader Favorites: Music to Pump Up Your Cardio
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Reader Favorites: Music to Pump Up Your Cardio

Need some motivation to get on that treadmill? Are your workout sessions on the elliptical getting boring? Download these songs to make your cardio routine fun.

A great song can push you to run that extra mile or speed up the pace of your workout. Here, the songs that readers rely on for a great cardio workout.

"What You Waiting For?" - Gwen Stefani
Reader cassandra.greer relies on this song to keep her going when she wants to quit.

Gwen Stefani - Love, Angel, Music, Baby - What You Waiting For?

"Bad Girl" - Danity Kane
"This song takes me from feeling completely maxed out to feeling like I have three more miles in me," says reader evalaviva.

Danity Kane - Welcome to the Dollhouse - Bad Girl


"Footloose" - Kenny Loggins
This song makes reader akline8 run forever. "It is so upbeat and it makes you wanna dance!"

Kenny Loggins - Footloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition) - Footloose

"Bodies" - Drowning Pool
"A really good song to put on when you feel like slowing down in your workout," says reader m.0613.

Drowning Pool - Sinner - Bodies


"Heaven on Earth" - Britney Spears
Reader nadjawa listens to this song when she's on the treadmill. "I speed up with the chorus and it keeps me pumped!"

Britney Spears - Blackout (Bonus Track Version) - Heaven On Earth

"Saving Grace" - Tom Petty
This song has a great beat for the elliptical, says reader blairmail.

Tom Petty - Highway Companion - Saving Grace

"One Wild Night" - Bon Jovi
"It's great for power walking!" says reader mrsfecura.

Bon Jovi - Crush - One Wild Night


Reader lauriesouzalmt mixes up her workout with these songs:
"Knights of Cydonia" - Muse

Muse - Black Holes and Revelations - Knights of Cydonia

"American Boy" - Estelle

Estelle - Shine - American Boy (feat. Kanye West)

"Je Veux Te Voir" - Yelle

Yelle - Pop Up (Bonus Track Version) - Je veux te voir

"Readymade" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
This song pushes reader AmberlyA. to the very end of her workout.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium - Readymade