Is there any particular music you like listening to while working out? Does it depend on what kind of exercises you are doing? If I'm lifting weights, nothing beats heavy metal/thrash music. Metallica is probably my favorite group (especially their older stuff). If I'm doing cardio/aerobic training, I like dance/techno/house type music. I did a swim workout this morning, and they had country music playing. While I think country is ok, it's just not what I consider workout music. Besides, everytime my head popped out of the water, I lost something - my truck, my dog, my girl... ___________ would I get it all back if I swam backwards?