On account of my iPod’s convalescence, I borrowed Steve’s iPod for today’s lifting workout. When I sat down at the leg-press machine, I cycled through the list of artists, desperately searching for my standard pump-up tunes. I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw Wu-Tang Clan.
But then, I found something even better.
There it was, for the first time since that dance in seventh grade: Rump Shaker, by Wrecks-N-Effect. It was like meeting up with a skanky but encouraging old friend, and it powered me through not only the leg presses, but several sets of walking lunges with 25-pound dumbells — a big upgrade from my usual 20-pounders, which are typically more than enough to get me huffing and puffing.
Download this (or dig it up off some mixed tape) before your next workout. I promise you won’t regret it.