12 Emo Workout Tunes To Make You Sweat Out That Fever

9 February 2017, 13:21 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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By James Wilson-Taylor

Hate the gym? You'll be OK, we promise.

We all know the struggle - you're looking to head out to the gym but want to ensure you aren't sacrificing your all-black getup and playlist of nothing but MCR, FOB, ATL, ADTR, P!ATD and any other acronym you can think of.

Well dry your eyes emo kids - you just popped in the PopBuzz "Get Emo For The Summer" Workout Tape. And Emos, if you follow these instructions exactly, you might be able to pull you a FOB roadie, a Hot Topic customer assistant, man at least a dude with Converse. So first of all we gonna work on cardio, nobody wants to look out of breath in the moshpit.


1) The "Black Parade"

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Track: "Welcome To The Black Parade", My Chemical Romance.

Workout: Slow march on the treadmill to begin then, when the beat kicks in, increase your speed by 10. Sprint until you can no longer...um..."carry on" (sorry) (not sorry).


2) The "Push-Ups At The Disco"

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Track: "Victorious", Panic! At The Disco

Workout: Hit the damn floor quicker and get pumping iron until you feel strong enough to go it alone without your bandmates. Finishing backflip optional.


3) The "Both Started Running"


Track: "Circles", Pierce The Veil.

Workout: Just run around in circles. Simple. Repeat until legs go even weaker than when Vic Fuentes faved your tweet that one time.


4) The "Anklebiters"


Track: "Anklebiters", Paramore. Obviously.

Workout: Reach down and touch your toes. Repeat 10 times. Now literally try to bite your ankles. Can you do it? Congratulations, you are now flexible enough to high-kick as powerfully as Hayley Williams. 


5) The "Dance Dance"


Track: "Dance, Dance", Fall Out Boy.

Workout: Dance. Dance. Done.


6) The "Keep Your Knees Up High And Your Head Down Low"

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Track: "All I Want", A Day To Remember.

Workout: On the spot jogging as fast as your tiny Jeremy McKinnon-loving legs will carry you. 


7) The "Dear Maria, Count The Number Of Times I Jump Over This Rope"

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Track: Come on - if you haven't guessed it from that terrible pun then you need to check yourself.

Workout: Jump rope so high you could leap over Alex Gaskarth's bushiest eyebrow without tripping. The move straight on to... 


8) The "Weightless"

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Track: "Weightless", All Time Low

Workout: Weights. Lift them high until your arms feel like they are about to pop harder than a champagne bottle.


9) The "Middle"

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Track: "The Middle", Jimmy Eat World

Workout: Time to work the core with some sit ups. Don't worry if you don't get it immediately. It just takes some time, little girl, you're in the middle of a ride. No Taylor Swift lip-sync nonsense allowed though. Are you listening (Woah-oh-oh-ohhhh)?


10) The "Arms So Wide That Your Stretch Might Kill Me"


Track: "Hands Down", Dashboard Confessional

Workout: Time for the cool down - stretch out those overworked joints against a wall. Just don't ask your trainer any stupid questions. "Hey did you get some (kind of qualification to work at the gym)?" - man that is soooo dumb.


11) The "I Just Wanna Break These Protein Bars Down So Badly"


Track: "MakeDamnSure", Taking Back Sunday

Workout: Snack time. Chew to the chorus half-time beat like a boss. 


12) The "We Could Leave This Gym And Run Forever"


Track: "Ocean Avenue", Yellowcard

Workout: Don't just take the bus like you're car pooling to Warped Tour - run home and end this sh*t as well as Yellowcard will no doubt crush their final album. That or go and play football and behave badly but not badly enough to get sent off.


So there you have it. Stay fit and stay emo at the same time. See you in the gym (lol).