Best Powerlifting Music for Setting PRs

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Music is one of the most important parts of getting and staying motivated. Find some songs that get your adrenaline pumping and listen to them right before your big set. Music can greatly increase your motivation and and performance. A kick ass song combined with smelling salts and a little grunting is the best way to set PRs.

I find it helpful to create a specific playlist for max effort attempts, and another playlist for assistance work. For the max effort playlist, pick songs that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up and give you goosebumps. Having the right music can make or break your set.

Lifting music all comes down to your specific taste, but generally, heavy metal and hardcore seems to be the best music to get hyped to. Below I will list some bands and songs that I listen to regularly in the gym, that have helped me greatly. I will keep this list fairly short, because I could probably go on forever.

Powerlifting Playlist

I put together a YouTube playlist consisting of metal and hardcore, both new and older songs. Really good shit. These songs get my adrenaline flowing and I hope they can do the same for you. If you feel like something’s missing from the playlist, please go ahead and add it. Use this link and you’ll be able to add to the playlist. Cheers.




Honor Never Dies, Own Your World, Destroy Everything


People = Shit, The Heretic AnthemDisasterpiece

First Blood

Next Time I See You, You’re Dead, Confront, Enemy

Suicidal Tendencies

You Can’t Bring Me Down, Trip at the Brain, Join the Army


Stick Tight, Keepers of the Faith, Betrayer


Incinerate, Triumph, Malignancy

Stray From The Path

Damien, Negative and Violent, Lucid Dreaming

The Ghost Inside

Destined, The Brave, Engine 45


Walk, Domination, Fucking Hostile

Stick To Your Guns

Beyond The Sun, We’re What Separates The Heart From The Heartless, Empty Heads


Good God, Freak on a Leash, Shoots and Ladders

For The Fallen Dreams

A Plethora Of, Brothers in Arms, December Everyday


Symphony of Destruction, Holy Wars.. The Punishment Due, Mechanix

Five Finger Death Punch

I.M.Sin, War is the AnswerBoots and Blood




Rage Against The Machine

Guerrilla RadioKilling in the Name, Testify


VicariousSchism, Sober

Linkin Park

Hit The Floor, A Place For My Head, Figure.09



-Hip Hop/Rap-

Army of the Pharaohs

God Particle, Curse of the Pharaohs, 7th Ghost


Lose Yourself, Till I Collapse, The Way I Am


Ill Mind of Hopsin 5, Sag My Pants, I Need Help

Aesop Rock

Zero Dark Thirty, 39 Thieves, Five Fingers


Turn Down, For Real

Immortal Technique

Point of no Return, Rich Mans World (1%)Cause of Death,


No Sucka MCs, New Problems, Necessary Evil

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