Anime has a love affair with heavily muscled heroes and if you want to pack on the pecs and tighten those buns, you’re going to have to hit the gym! A good workout begins with a good soundtrack. The driving chords of rocking song can help you power through the hardest run, the heaviest lift, or even the terrifyingly long purgatory that is waiting for the seconds to tick by as you hold plank position. My abs hurt just thinking about it! If you are ready to go Super Saiyan on your workout, let these five power-packed, high-energy openers be your
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
While the song sounds like it stars a little slow, the rap has to be the fastest I have ever heard Japanese spoken. This is great for warming up to running. Just when you are feeling warm, the song kicks it up to high speed for that burst of energy you need.
This song is genetically engineered to get you moving. I can’t listen to it without moving to the beat. Want to do some shadow boxing? This opener is great for keeping you on your toes so you don’t fall into a predictable pattern.
One Punch Man
Saitama, the main character of One Punch Man, can take down monsters with a single punch. If you want to do the same, then get your butt over to the heavy bag and start training! Put this song on and beat the stuffing out of your makiwara to gain the ultimate power of the punch.
“No Pain, No Gain” is the age-old truism of working out. It also happens to be pretty close the title of this song. Listening to this while you rack up another set will make you feel powerful enough to take on the world… or at least the rowing machine.
Attack on Titan
This has to be my number one, tippity-top favorite song for doing anything. It will kick you ass at the gym, but you could literally vacuum your house while listening to it and it would be the most epic chore you had ever done in your life!
There a plenty of fantastic songs from anime out there. What songs are on your workout soundtrack? What exercises go best with these anime openings? Let us know in the comments below!
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